“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.


Cash in Market.

The subscribers having leased for a term of years the large three story brick house on Duke street, in the town of Alexandria, D.C. formerly occupied by Gen. Young, we wish to purchase one hundred and fifty likely young negroes of both sexes between the ages of 8 and 25 years. Persons who wish to sell will do well to give us a call, as we are determined to give more than any other purchasers that are in market, or that may hereafter come into market. Any letters addressed to the subscribers through the Post Office at Alexandria, will be promptly attended to. For information, enquire at the above described house, as we can at all times be found there.


APA Citation:
Alexandria Phenix Gazette. “Cash in Market.” (May 15, 1828). (2021, May 04). In Encyclopedia Virginia.
MLA Citation:
Alexandria Phenix Gazette. "“Cash in Market.” (May 15, 1828)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (04 May. 2021). Web. 12 May. 2021
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