Black History in Canada

ACTIVITY 1.2 Primary Source Analysis Nova Scotia Gazette and Weekly Chronicle (Halifax), 1 September 1772 RAN away from her Master JOHN ROCK, on Monday the 18th Day of August last; a Negroe Girl named Thursday, about four and a half feet high, broad sett, with a Lump above her Right Eye: Had on when she run away a red Cloth Petticoat, a red Baize Bed Gown, and a red Ribbon about her Head. Whosoever may harbour said Negroe Girl, or encourage her to stay away from her said Master, may depend on being prosecuted according as the Law shall direct. And whosoever may be so kind to take her up and send her home to her said Master, shall be paid all Costs and Charges, together with TWO DOLLARS Reward for their Trouble. JOHN ROCK. HALIFAX, Sept. 1st, 1772. Royal Gazette, 24 June 1786 RAN AWAY From the subscriber living at the Nashwakshis, the county of York, between the 15th and 21st days of this instant July, the following bound Negro slaves, viz. ISAAC about thirty years old, born on Long Island near New York, had on when he went away, a short blue coat, round hat and white trousers. BEN, about 35 years old, had on a Devonshire Kersey jacket lined with Scotch plaid, corduroy breeches, and a round hat. FLORA, a wench about 27 years old, much pitted with the small pox, she had on a white cotton jacket and petticoat. Also NANCY about 24 years old, who took with her a Negro child about four years old called LIDGE. The four last mentioned Negroes were born in Maryland, and lately brought to this country. All persons are hereby forbid to harbour any of the above Negroes, and all masters of vessels are forbid to take them on board their vessels as they shall answer the consequences. A reward of TWO GUINEAS, will be paid for each of the men and SIX DOLLARS for each Negro woman, by Mr. THOMAS JENNINGS, if taken and deliver’d to him at the city of Saint John, at York Point, or if taken and delivered to the said JENNINGS or to the subscriber in York County, the like reward with all reasonable charges will be paid by the said JENNINGS or the subscriber. CALEB JONES. 24th June, 1786.