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African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Advertisement for runaway "indented Negro man, named Henry Jones"

James Cox advertises for the return of his indentured servant, named Henry Jones. Jones had been trained as a tanner. Cox mentions that Jones has an obvious speech impediment, but remains remarkably "artful" and will attempt to pass as a free man. It seems likely that Jones indentured himself to James Cox because he had difficulty obtaining work as a tanner.

Date: 26 October 1786

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives  Nova Scotia Packet and General Advertiser 26 October 1786 p. 1 (microfilm no. 4823)

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