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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Public notices or paid announcements, especially those in print. For announcements paid for by an advertiser and broadcast on radio or television, use "commercials."

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Columbian Centinel, Boston, MA, 1796 March 26

 Item — Box 2
Identifier: RM-1072; NEWS-5714 and RM-171; NEWS-2503
Scope and Contents

Newspaper ad by George Washington advertising the rental of 4 Mt. Vernon farms--not including Mansion House Farm. Detailed descriptions, are included. Also lists for sale lands on the Ohio River, on the Miami, and in Kentucky. Deals with decisions Washington was making regarding establishment of a source of income for himself, the management of farms, and to find a solution to the burdens of his slave ownership.

Dates: 1796 March 26

Letter, to David Stuart, 1796 February 7

 Item — Box 10, Folder: 1796.02.07, Folder: OUT
Identifier: A-508.2
Scope and Contents Washington encloses an advertisement which he plans to put in various gazettes and newspapers -- he confides in secrecy his plan to rent his farms & the dower slaves -- he may even interest associations in England or Scotland in farms through advertisements in gazettes -- the intermarriage of dower negroes with others and those on neighboring farms will cause affecting & trying consequences, so Washington cautions Stuart to make no mention of the plan for the present -- he doesn't...
Dates: 1796 February 7

The Maryland Gazette, Annapolis, MD, 1761 August 20

Identifier: RM-1211
Scope and Contents

This edition of the newspaper contains a runaway slave notice published by George Washington for 4 slaves, Peros, Jack, Neptune, and Cupid.

Dates: Publication: 1761 August 20

The Philadelphia Gazette and Universal Daily Advertiser, Philadelphia, PA, 1800 May 30

Identifier: RM-1018; NEWS-5645

Plantation manager James Anderson places an advertisement in the Philadelphia Gazette and Universal Daily Advertiser, 30 May 1800, found on page 4. At the bottom of column 2 is a notice for Marcus, a runaway slave and household servant at Mount Vernon including a physical description. Marcus belonged to Martha Washington.

Dates: Publication: 1800 May 30