Mar 25, 2021 - Sale 2562

Sale 2562 - Lot 45

Price Realized: $ 875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--MEXICO.) Mexican estate record including an inventory of enslaved people. 6 manuscript pages on stamped paper, 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches, stitched; edge wear and closed tears. Mexico, 1671

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A petition from the Dominican friar Juan Tomás Mejía, requesting that he be granted the license to make an official inventory of the estate of his late sister, María de Buitrón y Mujica. The inventory follows the petition, including several items from Buitrón's properties in Mexico City and on her mining hacienda in Guanajuato. In addition to clothes, jewelry, furniture, paintings, and religious items, it includes the names, genders, ages, and marital status of her 3 slaves. One of them, a fifty-year-old woman named Magdalena, was married to a free mulatto despite herself being enslaved.