1825 “WANTED…A SMALL GIRL ABOUT 8 OR 10 YEARS OF AGE” (7 other slave ads)

Newspapers, Slavery

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This is the December 29,1825 edition of The Virginian.  There are a total of 8 slave ads, 2 of them are runaway slave notices. The most disturbing of the ads states, “WANTED the ensuing year, a NEGRO MAN of steady habits to remain about a House and Lot–one that is a little advanced in years, and without a wife would be preferred–also a small girl about 8 or 10 years of age.  Apply at this office.”