Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1827, Sunday, April 3, 1831.
On Thursday a freehold estate of 3,400 acres, in Jamaica, together with 190 negroes, and 100 head of horned cattle, were put up at the Mart for sale, when two persons, having the appearance of Quakers, denounced the sale as unjust, irreligious and illegal, on the ground that slaves could not be bought or sold, and that a curse would fall on the head of the purchaser. The auctioneer paid little attention to the interruption. A gentleman warned them to consider the legal consequences that might ensue to them in depreciating the property. They, however, persisted in pointing out the wickedness of purchasing the property, until it was knocked down for 11,500 guineas.