Slave-Trading in Boston

April 29, 1853

The announcement begins, with this sarcasm from the editor: “We congratulate the business public of Boston on opening a new branch of trade. The attention of capitalists and men of enterprise, generally, is invited to the following advertisement in the Courier of Tuesday last.”   The ad, announces “A rare chance for capitalists! FOR SALE – THE PULASKI HOUSE, at Savannah, and Furniture, and a number of PRIME NEGROES, accustomed to hotel business….”  The editor comments: “Who knows but Sims is one of the ‘prime negroes’ thus offered to Boston enterprise..”

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