Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Runaway slave advertisement


'Belfast' (alias Bill) ran away from the Halifax merchant to whom his owner, Michael Wallace, a Loyalist, had leased him. Belfast apparently planned to escape by boarding a ship and leaving the colony. He had been brought to Nova Scotia from South Carolina ten years earlier.

Date: 15 March 1794

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Weekly Chronicle 15 March 1794 p. 1 (microfilm no. 8165)