Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition

Advertisement for lease of a woman slave


This ad for the lease of a young female slave gives a somewhat revealing description of her personality. Some slave ads are vague, while others cover only physical characteristics. This one mentions that the slave was "fond" of children, well tempered, and able to serve in either the country or city.

Date: 24 June 1800

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives  Royal Gazette 24 June 1800 p. 3 (microfilm no. 8168)