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Maryland Gazette September 24 1761 Thomson Mason slave ad.tiff
The newspaper page displays an advertisement that Thomson Mason posted for buyers of enslaved persons. This copy of the Gazette was obtained from the Maryland State Archives, Annapolis.

Evolution of Slave Laws ECGM Omeka.pdf
This document from the “slave holdings” file of Gunston Hall’s archival library describes the evolution of “slave laws” in Virginia from 1619 to 1832.

thomson mason ad july 29 1762.tiff
The newspaper page displays an advertisement that Thomson Mason posted for buyers of enslaved persons. This copy of the Gazette was obtained from the Maryland State Archives, Annapolis.

thomson mason ad july 1 1762.tiff
The newspaper page displays an advertisement that Thomson Mason posted for buyers of enslaved persons. This copy of the Gazette was obtained from the Maryland State Archives, Annapolis,

mason97.pdf
"Inventory of the goods and Chattels belonging to the Estate of George Mason of Lexington deceased taken on the Tenth day of January One thousand seven hundred and Ninety seven"

sickness and health.jpg
Cover image of an essay by Edward Strother, MD. This medical pamphlet shows the London-published sources circulating in 18th-century colonial America. George Mason IV (and probably John Mercer) owned quite a number of Strother's publications.

Shad Fishing1.jpg
Another rare image of women and men displaying their fresh catch on the James River in Virginia, 1915.

Shad Fishing2.jpg
A photograph of African-American shad fishermen on the James River in Virginia, circa early 1910s

Night Fishing.JPG
A drawing of enslaved people fishing in the Albemarle Sound of North Carolina.

Smallpox.JPG
A notice warning of the risk of smallpox spreading with the importation into the Chesapeake and Low Country of enslaved individuals landed in Charles Town, South Carolina,
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