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Pennsylvania Packet, and Daily Advertiser, American, 1784 - 1791  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Alexander Allair  Search this
ink on newsprint
H x W: 19 1/2 × 11 13/16 in. (49.5 × 30 cm)
Place made:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
November 24, 1787
November 24, 1787 edition of the Pennsylvania Packet, and Daily Advertiser. The four-page newspaper is on yellowed paper with black ink. The newspaper has several creases and the edges are torn in several places. The front and back pages have advertisements while the interior pages contain articles and additional advertisements. On the front page at the bottom left corner are two advertisements for the sale of two enslaved people. The top advertisement is for the sale of an unidentified enslaved male; 29 years of age. The bottom advertisement is for the sale of an unidentified enslaved female. On the front page in the third column beneath the fold is an advertisement for a ten dollar reward on information regarding a runaway enslaved person named Will. The advertisement describes Will in detail including his height and physical ailments as well as his language proficiency. It identifies Will as being from Buck County, Pennsylvania and belonging to Mr. Alexander Allair.
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Business  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Finance  Search this
Fugitive enslaved  Search this
Self-liberation  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Liljenquist Family
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture