Fugitive Slave Advertisement, New York, 1763

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New-York Gazette; or, the Weekly Post-Boy, October 27, 1763; published in Graham R. Hodges and Alan E. Brown, eds., Pretends to Be Free: Runaway Slave Advertisements from Colonial and Revolutionary New York and New Jersey (New York, 1994).

Typical of the advertisments placed in British colonial newspapers in North America and the Caribbean. This one describes various physical and behavioral characteristics of the fugitive slave; note how a "pardon" is offered the slave if he returns voluntarily.