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)