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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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Advertisement in "The Boston Weekly Post-Boy" newspaper

publisher   Boston Weekly Post-Boy
creator   Joseph Barnard (1717-1785)
date   Oct 2, 1749
location   Boston, Massachusetts
height   12.0"
width   8.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L99.174

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"Negro Slavery in Massachusetts"

Bill of sale for slave named Kate

Complaint against slave Caesar for stealing

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Pages from Elijah Williams (Old Soldier's) account book, Vol. 2

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