Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition


Advertisement for runaway "indented Negro man, named Henry Jones"

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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)