“A Carolina Indian Boy about 11 years old, to be sold, inquire as the post office in Boston.”
In 1713, the Boston News-Letter carried this advertisement for a “Carolina Indian Boy” to be sold as a slave. The boy had, presumably, been captured during the Tuscarora War.
Hat tip to Derek for this article.
It’s sad to see this in print. I surely wish we knew more about who this young man was, who he was sold to and what happened to him. Most of the captives from the Tuscarora War were taken south and sold in South Carolina or into the West Indies. I wonder how he came to be found in Boston.