Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition


Letter of Malachy Salter to his wife about a slave

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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 no.: Nova Scotia Archives  MG 100 vol. 217 no. 27f (microfilm no. 9667)