His razors are of the first quality.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
Fayetteville Weekly Observer, 10 January 1827.
New Barber Shop.
“Act well your part, there all the honor lies.”
HORACE HENDERSON respectfully informs the gentlemen of Fayetteville, and the public generally, that he has taken the shop on Gillespie street formerly occupied by D. Ochiltree, Esq. and nearly opposite the State Bank, where the above business will be carried on in all its various branches. He flatters himself that from the circumstance of his having been born and raised in Fayetteville, his known habits of industry and sobriety, to merit and receive a liberal share of patronage. His Razors and other materials are of the first quality and shall always be kept int he best order.
Fayetteville, January 10, 1827.
Horace Henderson was enslaved, though he lived much like a free man. His wife Lovedy Henderson petitioned the North Carolina General Assembly for his freedom in 1832.
Hat tip to Gabby Faith for the clipping.