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Looking Back, Moving Forward: Documenting the Heritage of African Nova Scotians

Newspaper advertisement for the return of enslaved man 'James', placed by Abel Michener of Falmouth, 1781
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On page 3, column 2, third section, Abel Michener offers a five pound reward for the return of James, an enslaved man.

Abel Michener appears to have arrived in Falmouth in 1761. We don’t know how the story of James ends but we do know that in his 1794 will Michener bequested his “Negro Charlott” to Benjamin DeWolf of Windsor.

Date: 22 May 1781

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Nova Scotia Gazette 22 May 1781 page 3

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