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)

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