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For Sale, A Negroe Family, from Peregrine Fitzhugh, 1797

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Negroes for Sale.

I HAVE a Family of Negroes for sale consisting of a man, his wife and five children. The man is 35 years old, healthy, strong, active and well disposed, and a valuable hand on a farm as _________ and ______ woman about 30 years old, is also strong, active and likely. - - The ________ with their two youngest children (a boy about 4 years old, and a girl in her 2d year) will be sold together; the other three separately, to wit: a well grown healthy, likely boy in his 13th year, who will be very able to follow a plough the ensuing summer - - - a boy in his 9th year, also well grown and healthy, and capable of being very useful on a farm- - -the other a likely girl about 7 years old. I would however _______ selling the whole together, and in such case would make a considerable adjustment in the price. For terms apply to

Chew’s Farm, January 9, 1797

N. B. If the above Negroes are not disposed of sooner they will be offered at Public Sale in Hagerstown, on Saturday the 21st of the present month, if the weather permits, if not on the Monday following, or the first fair day after.
Advertisement’s _______ for _______ of room shall be inserted in our next.


Washington Spy


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Washington County Free Library

Slaves and Free Blacks, Western Maryland

Western Maryland, 1790-1864

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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