Royal Gazette and New Brunswick Advertiser
Fredericton, New Brunswick
27 May 1800, p. 3.
University of New Brunswick Archives & Special Collections.
Slavery was not abolished in New Brunswick or in the rest of the British Empire until 1834. Some enslaved peoples who accompanied their masters to New Brunswick ran away and joined the Black Loyalist communities in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Masters tried to reclaim their investments by publishing advertisements such as this in the hopes that their property could be recaptured.