Ship manifest detailing the transport of 92 enslaved persons

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Signed by
Armfield, John
Moore, Joseph C.
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
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)
Type
manifests
Place depicted
Alexandria, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
October 30, 1833
Description
Handwritten ship's manifest, detailing the transport of ninety-two (92) enslaved persons. It is a single sheet of 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 slaves 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." 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.
Topic
African American
Domestic slave trade
Law
Slavery
United States--History--1815-1861
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.6
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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