Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition


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The merchants Cochran of Halifax warn readers that they will not honour any debts contracted by young James Wallace.

Free black people often "bound out" themselves, or their children, as indentured servants in order to make ends meet.

Date: 11 June 1799

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Royal Gazette 11 June 1799 p. 3 (microfilm no. 8168)