Cover letter regarding a runaway enslaved person in Cuba

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Written by
Unidentified
Subject of
Unidentified Man or Men
Gutiérrez de la Concha, José, Argentine, 1809 - 1895
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
L x W: 8 x 6 in. (20.3 x 15.2 cm)
Type
documents
Place used
Cienfuegos, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date
November 1, 1857
Description
This cover letter discusses a report about an enslaved person in Cuba who has run away. The letter is folded in half vertically. The enslaved person is not named in the document and neither is the writer. Typed text in the top left corner reads [PRESIDENCIA/ DEL/ M. I. Ayuntamiento/ DE/ CIENFUEGOS]. Handwritten text in the top right corner reads [Ayl. 3.700.] The letter reads [Exmo Sor. / tengo el honor de elevar / a las / superiores manos de / V.E. la relacion de los ci= / marrones existentes en esta fecha en el Deposito de esta / villa, con espresion de las / altas y bajas securridas en / todo Octobre; cumplimen / tando lo prevenido por / V.E. en el parrafo 4: de / su superior circular de / 5 de Mayo del corriente / ano. / Dios]. The inside page reads [Que a V.E. m.a. Ciene/ fuegos 1: de Noviembre / de 1857 / Exmo Sor. / Fran Mals / Exmo. Sr. Gobernador Gral de esta Ysla]
Topic
African American
Correspondence
Emancipation
Freedom
Resistance
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.1.119
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture