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Slave trade

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Contracts for hire of enslaved persons by the William Ackerly estate

 Collection
Identifier: RHS-Coll-0004
Scope and Contents This collection consists of seven one year contracts between Abraham Lovell, curator of William Ackerly's (deceased) estate, and individuals for hire of enslaved persons, Rachel, Fanny, Nancy, James Alexander, Elisha, and Caroline with her three children. Each contract includes the name of the enslaved person, dates for her/his hire, the cost, and the name of the leasee. Further, each document states that the individuals were to be treated "with humanity" or "humanely" and returned with 'the...
Dates: Inclusive 1860-1864

E. H. Simmons Receipts

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0224
Scope and Contents This collection consists of receipts pertaining to the purchase of slaves. $87.50 paid for a slave named Charity (June 18, 1847); $600.00 paid for 16-yr. old Agnes (March 1, 1850); $500.00 paid for 13-yr. old Alfred (June 8, 1850); $700.00 paid for 17-yr. old Billy (April 29, 1852); and $890.00 paid for 19-yr. old Caroline (August 7, 1852).
Dates: Inclusive 1847-1852