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THE LOYALISTS AND SLAVERY.   71

also told them as long as either of us wanted them, they were not to look for or expect their liberty, but to remain slaves as long as we, or either of us, thought proper ; and I also assured them, if they behaved themselves well, they should never be sold with my consent.'

The latest known advertisement of a public slave sale in the Lower Provinces appeared in the Royal Gazette and Nora Scotia Adrerliser of September 7, 1790, where in the column of " Sales by Auction" William Millet offered at his auction room, Halifax, on " Thursday next, the 9th inst., ship bread, mess pork, Indian and Rye meal, some household furniture, a stout, likely Negro man, and sundry other ankles", the prominent type being given to the Negro man. No later advertisement of the private, unconditional sale of a slave is found in any paper in the Lower Provinces than that which appeared in the New Brunswick Royal Gazette of October 16, 1809, when Daniel Brown offered for sale Nancy, a Negro woman, to any purchaser of whom he guaranteed a " good title". And it is probable that the latest offer of a reward for the apprehension of a runaway slave to be found in a Lower Provinces' paper, was that which was made through the Royal Gazette of New Brunswick for July to, 1816.

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