Black History in Canada

ACTIVITY 1.2 Primary Source Analysis Use this worksheet to accompany the Enslavement Advertisements activity on page 4 of Historica Canada’s Black History in Canada Education Guide. Quebec Herald, Miscellany & Advertiser, 1 November 1790 Montreal, 20th Oct. 1790. Run Away from the Subscriber, A Negro Man named Richard, About five foot seven inches high, twenty-seven years of age and has a cast in one eye, had on when he went away, a dark brown jacket and long trowsers[sic]; whoever will apprehend and return him to the subscriber shall receive two guinea reward and all reasonable expenses paid. Rosseter Hoyle. Quebec Gazette, 27 August 1778 RUN away on Friday night the 10th instant, from Mr. Prentice’s, a Mulatto* fellow called JACOB, about eighteen years of age, had on when he went away a light brown fustian short Coat, white cloth Waistcoat and Breeches, and a round Hat, about five feet five inches high, well made and very active, speaks little or no French. Whoever secures and brings said Mulatto to Mr. Miles Prentice in Quebec, or to Mr. Thomas Richardson, and the Coffee-House Montréal, shall receive FOUR DOLLARS Reward and reasonable charges. All Captains and Masters or vessels are desired not to take on board said Mulatto. Quebec, July 22, 1778 *Note: ‘Mulatto’ refers to a person of mixed Black and white ancestry. NOTE: Currencies and their values change with time. The rewards listed here would each be worth several hundred dollars today.