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Joseph Barnard of Deerfield, Massachusetts placed this runaway slave notice in a Boston newspaper in 1749. Its matter-of-fact tone shows that slavery was an accepted part of colonial life.
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"Negro Slavery in Massachusetts"
Bill of sale for slave named Kate
Complaint against slave Caesar for stealing
Pages from Rev. Jonathan Ashley's account book
Pages from Elijah Williams (Old Soldier's) account book, Vol. 2
Advertisement in "The Boston Weekly Post-Boy" newspaper
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