Runaway Slave Ad 1786
Advertisements of runaway slaves of this sort were common before 1833 when the British abolished slavery. The format of the ad is also common, giving a description of runaway, Henry Jones, and threats to anyone who might aid in his concealment. Unlike this ad, many ads also offered a reward for the return of the runaway.
Nova Scotia Archives
Nova Scotia Packet and General Advertiser 26 October 1786 p. 1
Permission on File
Microfilm no. 4823