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Newspaper advertisement for sale of a woman (age 35), two boys (ages 12 and 13), two male teenagers (ages 18), and a man (age 30) in Halifax

Advertisement from the Halifax Gazette illustrates Nova Scotia’s part in the Atlantic coastal slave trade. The enslaved people offered for sale had just been imported from the West Indies by Halifax merchant Joshua Mauger.

Date: 30 May 1752

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Halifax Gazette 30 May 1752 page 2 (microfilm 8152)

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