Slavery Contract, One Hundred Thirty Slaves - Cuba 1870's
Good. Manuscript in black ink with government stamp on last leaf with text. Content is in Spanish. Light wear to edges and heavy ink transfer from other leaves. This manuscript documents the selling of slaves to Miguel Nogueras from the properties of "Isabelita" and "Esmeralda," owned by Brooks and Company. They were sold for 377,630 pesetas or 75, 526 pesos. Around 130 names and ages of slaves are listed, along with the property they were associated with. Brooks and Company, established by British merchant Thomas Brooks in the early 19th century, actively participated in the illegal slave trade. Although Spain formally ended African slave trade to Cuba in the 1820s, Cuba remained one of the most common destinations for slave ships through the 1860s. Chinese slave ships continued to arrive into the 1870's. Slavery itself was not abolished in Cuba until 1886. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 3 pp . (Inventory #: 013278)
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