1739 Ad About Slave Sale

Colonial South Carolina's economy was based on the labor of slaves. At the time this ad appeared in the newspaper, black slaves outnumbered whites in the area around Dorchester, probably making up about three-quarters of the population of the parish.

South Carolina Gazette, Saturday, March 24, 1739, single-day issue (Early South Carolina Newspapers, Microfilm Reel 1), p. 2, col. 2.

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