Advertisement for runaway "indented Negro man, named Henry Jones"
James Cox advertises for the return of his indentured servant, named Henry Jones. Jones had been trained as a tanner. Cox mentions that Jones has an obvious speech impediment, but remains remarkably "artful" and will attempt to pass as a free man. It seems likely that Jones indentured himself to James Cox because he had difficulty obtaining work as a tanner.
Date: 26 October 1786
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Nova Scotia Packet and General Advertiser 26 October 1786 p. 1 (microfilm no. 4823)