May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 10

Price Realized: $ 562
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Shipping manifest for an enslaved man in transit from Louisiana to Alabama. Partly printed document, 8 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches, signed by two customs officials and the owner; short separation at one fold, edge-mounted to mat and mounted in a double-sided glass frame with an 1846 token issued by auctioneer W.W. Wilbur of Charleston, SC. Port of Pontchartrain, LA, 28 January 1844

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This manifest describes Harrison, aged 28, 5'7" in height, of yellow complexion, shipped by William Long of North Carolina from the Port of Pontchartrain, LA en route to Mobile, AL aboard the New York-based steamship J.L. Day. The owner asserts that Harrison "was not imported into the United States since the first day of January 1808" and that "under the laws of the State are held to service and labour." On verso, the port's surveyor gives the steamship authorization to proceed to Mobile.