The Virginia Gazette

May 2, 1766. Number 780. Page 2, Column 2, No. 2.

To be SOLD at Fredericksburg June Fair,

ABOUT twenty very valuable SLAVES, consisting of house servants, watermen, some tradesmen and labourers, and among them three children, for cash, or good bills of exchange. Credit will be given, upon good security, until April the 10th next, and five per cent. Will be discounted for immediate payment. I will warrant an undoubted title, as some doubt may be raised by designing people to disappoint the sale, the greatest part of them having been formerly mortgaged by Capt. Thomas Dansit to William Lightfoot, Esq; deceased. [5]

John Mercer.