Author: Alexandria Phenix Gazette

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“Cash in Market.” (May 15, 1828)

In this advertisement in the May 15, 1828, edition of the Alexandria Phenix Gazette, John Armfield announces his intention to purchase more enslaved people than he had ever sought to buy. Armfield would go on to become one of the most prominent slave traders in Virginia as a junior partner in the firm Franklin and Armfield of Alexandria.

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“Cash for Negroes.” (June 5, 1826)

In the June 5, 1826 edition of the Alexandria Phenix Gazette, John Armfield runs his first newspaper advertisement announcing his intention to purchase enslaved people. Armfield would go on to become one of the most prominent slave traders in Virginia as a junior partner in the firm Franklin and Armfield of Alexandria.

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