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Detail, assignment of slaves

Detail, sale of slaves


Detail from a legal document about the sale of slaves and their descendants in Georgia, 1805. The 36 slaves were transferred from Mary Turnbull of London to Thomas Cooper Vander Horst of Hertfordshire and Elias Vander Horst of Bristol. The sale included all the Progeny, Issue and Increase [children] of the females of the said Negros or Slaves for the sum of £2,100.

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is unacceptable in today’s terms. We cannot avoid using this language in its original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

Date: 1805

Copyright: Copyright BCC Record Office

Object ID:8032/49

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