Signed by
Armfield, John
Moore, Joseph C.
October 30, 1833
ink on paper
H x W (Folded): 9 13/16 x 7 5/8 in. (24.9 x 19.4 cm)
H x W (Open): 9 13/16 x 15 5/16 in. (24.9 x 38.9 cm)
A handwritten ship's manifest, detailing the transport of ninety-two (92) enslaved persons. The document consists of a single sheet of off-white paper folded in half, with text handwritten in black ink on all pages. On the first page is a sworn, signed statement that the enslaved persons named within the document were not imported after January 1, 1808. Inside and on the back page, the names of ninety-two (92) enslaved persons are listed along with information on "Age," "Feet," "Inch," and "Colour." In the Remarks field, written vertically next to the names of enslaved persons 1-33 is: [Manifest of Negroes, Mulattoes, and persons of Colour, taken on board the Brig Uneas, whereof Joseph C. Moore is Master, further 155 1/25 Tons, to be transported from the Port of Alexandria, in the District of Columbia for the purpose of being sold or disposed of as slaves, or to be held to service or labour. Shipped by Franklin and Armfield over to Isaac Franklin New Orleans.].
The paper is creased twice horizontally as if to fold it into thirds. There is a hole at the center that extends through all pages.
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Place depicted
Alexandria, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Domestic slave trade
U.S. History, 1815-1861
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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