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Title
Letter from Abram Van Buren as testimonial on the indenture of the boy, Nat
Names
Van Buren, Abraham, 1737-1817 (Author)
Collection

Sidney Lapidus Slavery and Abolition Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1812-11-19
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: SC Rare Lapidus Collection Box 2 Folder 8
Topics
Slavery
Slave trade
African Americans
Blacks
Genres
bills of sale
Notes
Content: Swift, Kipple, and Bryan listed as part of Nat's history of sale.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 page. 20x25 cm.
Description
Bill of sale for Nat's indenture, between William Stothart and Guy Bryan, 28th Nov. 1812, handwritten on reverse side of letter. Pennsylvania passed a gradual emancipation statute in 1780. Children subsequently born to women who were slaves before the Act’s effective date remained in slavery until the age of 28; until then they had the status of indentured servants. The persons mentioned in the letter all appear to be Philadelphians.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 930788332
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20846782
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d3756e60-9d31-0133-1f8d-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1737: Creator Born
  • 1812: Issued
  • 1817: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter from Abram Van Buren as testimonial on the indenture of the boy, Nat" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1812-11-19. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/74e80010-b33e-0133-0db2-00505686d14e

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter from Abram Van Buren as testimonial on the indenture of the boy, Nat" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 30, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/74e80010-b33e-0133-0db2-00505686d14e

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1812-11-19). Letter from Abram Van Buren as testimonial on the indenture of the boy, Nat Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/74e80010-b33e-0133-0db2-00505686d14e

Wikipedia Citation

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Letter  from Abram Van Buren as testimonial on the indenture of the boy, Nat