Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Sale of a woman (age 35), two boys (ages 12 and 13), two male teenagers (ages 18), and a man (age 30)

This advertisement shows that Halifax took part in the Atlantic coastal slave trade. The slaves for sale had just been imported from the West Indies by merchant Joshua Mauger.

Date: 30 May 1752

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives  Halifax Gazette 30 May 1752 p. 2 (microfilm copy only available at NSARM, microfilm no. 8152)

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