Slave Advertisement, Charleston, South Carolina, 1780s

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TO BE SOLD, on board the
Ship Bance [?]land, on tuesday the 6th
Of May next, at Ashley-Ferry, a choice
Cargo of about 250 fine healthy
NEGROES,
Just arrived from the
Windward & Rice Coast.
-The utmost care has
already been taken, and
shall be continued, to keep them free from
the least danger of being infected with the
SMALL-POX, no boat having been on
Board, and all other communication with
People from Charles-Town prevented.
Austin, Laurens, & Appleby.

N.B. Full one Half of the above Negroes have had the
SMALL-POX in their own Country.

 

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