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Rare partly-printed ship's manifest declaring the shipment of six slaves in Louisiana. The 12 3/4" x 8" document is headed: "SLAVE MANIFEST on board the Steamer Creole of N Orleans whereof R.A. Hearn [?] is Master bound from the Port of PORT PONTCHARTRAIN, to Mobile..." The manifest includes the names, ages, and height of four female slaves, namely: "Sarah 20...Minny 17...Jane 17...Hannah & 2 Children 23..." At bottom, the document is dated Jan. 2, 1844 and signed by "James L. Day, Shipper" Day affirms that the slaves were not imported into the U.S. after January, 1808, is taking the slaves as servants, and will be returning them to the state. The local cargo surveyor attests to the contents of the document on verso. Light folds, else very good. Framed with both sides of the document under glass and set into a carved wood frame. The Creole was a notorious slave ship of international repute.

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SHIPMENT OF SIX SLAVES ON STEAMER "CREOLE"

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000Nov 14, 2018
98 Bohemia Avenue, Suite Two
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
United States
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