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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