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Reward ad for a runaway slave...
Item # 617269
June 28, 1686
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 28, 1686
* Earliest of English language newspapers to be had
The back page has amongst its "Advertisements" a reward for a runaway: "...Black Boy about 15 or 16 years of age, in light coloured cloth cloaths, lined with black satin...a scar in his head lately broken...shall have 20 s. reward." (see). This is one of the earliest runaway slave ads to be seen in any newspaper.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper, 6 1/2 by 11 inches, great nice condition. This is this newspaper the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world, beginning in 1665 and still publishing today.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's