In this letter Salter, a prominent merchant from Boston, asks his wife who is visiting their home town to purchase a slave. Slaves were routinely imported into Nova Scotia, but not in large numbers until the Loyalist influx of 1783.
Date: 2 September 1759
Reference: Nova Scotia Archives MG 100 volume 217 number 27f (microfilm 9667)
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