Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Runaway slave advertisement

Andrew Reynolds placed an ad in the local newspaper demanding the return of his slave, 'Dick'. The ad includes a physical description of Dick and mentions that he speaks good English.

Date: 7 September 1790

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives  Royal Gazette 7 September 1790 p. 1 (microfilm no. 8164)

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