Virginia Gazette

(Purdie & DixonWilliamsburg,

August 16, 1770.


Just arrived from AFRICA240 choice SLAVES in the snow YANIMAREWThomas Atkinson master; the sale of which will begin at Bermuda Hundred on Thursday the 30th inst. and continue until all are sold.--Merchants notes, and orders, will be received.
CARTER & TRENT.

Minchinton, et al, Virginia Slave Trade Statistics, p. 176, note d.


Virginia Gazette

(Purdie & DixonWilliamsburg,

September 6, 1770.


To be SOLD at Bermuda Hundred, on Friday the 14th Instant, A HUNDRED and FIFTY ONE healthy choice SLAVES. THESE Negroes have had the Smallpox, but have been well for several weeks, and they are now removed two miles from the ship. We assure the publick that we believe there is no danger in catching the infection from them, as we have had them all shaved, washed, and new clothes put about them. We would not for any consideration be instrumental in spreading this infectious distemper in the colony; for two of us, and our families, have not had the smallpox. We therefore hope that those gentlemen who want to purchase slaves will attend our sale. Merchants notes and orders will be received.
CARTER & TRENTS.
N.B. One Negro is now sick. Those that we are not certain have had the smallpox are kept on board, and will be inoculated. We the subscribers, two of his Majesty's justices of the peace, do certify that the above mentioned slaves were examined, in our presence, one by one, by a Gentleman of the physical profession of this colony, who is well acquainted with the smallpox, as also by Captain John Clifton; and we do assure the publick that great part of them were inoculated, and had the smallpox at sea, and the others bear evident marks of having had it in Africa. Those that we have the least reason to think had not had the smallpox were immediately sent on board the ship. Given under our hands, this 31st day of August, 1770.
JOHN HYLTON,
JOHN SCOTT.

See Minchinton, et al, Virginia Slave Trade Statistics, p. 176, note d.


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