Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

14/7/2007

Poster for the Sale of Slaves

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THE wording of the announcement posted in the Edinburgh Advertiser on January 20, 1769, made it very clear what was on offer: “To be disposed of – a handsome black boy, about 13 years of age, very well qualified for making a household servant, serving a table well, of a fine constitution, endured to the climate, and has had the small-pox. Any person inclining to purchase him, may call at Mr William Reid’s iron-monger opposite to the door of the city guard.” for more click here

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