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Slave Sale Advertisement, Virginia Gazette (November 28, 1777)

This advertisement in the Virginia Gazette, published on November 28, 1777, announces the sale of enslaved men and women by the College of William and Mary.

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Williamsburg, November 27, 1777.

To be sold, by Order of the President and Masters for ready Money, at Nottoway Quarter, on Monday the 22d of December, about thirty likely Negroes, also most of the Stock thereon, with the Plantation Utensils. The Land will be leased out for three Lives, or twenty one Years, to the highest Bidder. There are also several Plantations in Surry may be leased for the same Number of Years.

It is desired that those Gentlemen, who are indebted to the College by Bond or open Accounts, will immediately make Payment, or else they will be given to an Attorney without further Notice, by John Carter, Bursar.