Just arrived from AFRICA, 240
choice SLAVES in the snow YANIMAREW, Thomas
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.
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.
See Minchinton, et al, Virginia Slave Trade Statistics,
p. 176, note d.