Deed of sale of a slave child
Jonathan Fowler of Digby, merchant, sells to John Croscup of Granville, farmer, "a female Negro child named [Catherine] about two years old." Fowler, one of Digby's earliest merchants, was a Loyalist from Westchester County, New York. Croscup, also a Loyalist, was probably Fowler's son-in-law.
Date: 14 July 1796
Reference no.: Chesley family fonds Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 177 no. 75