Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Sale of slave 'Mintur' by Joseph Northup to John Palmer in Windsor

Little is known about the lives of individual slaves in Nova Scotia unless they were sold by or ran away from their owners. A valuable slave highly regarded for his strength, 'Mintur' eventually received his freedom and moved to Queens County. Mintur married a free black woman; they had a son they named Freeman.

Date: 1779

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives  MG 100 volume 14 number 113 (microfilm 794)

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