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Manumission Society of North Carolina records, 1773-1845.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Manumission Society of North Carolina records, 1773-1845 [manuscript].
Collection number: 2055
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Abstract: Papers, 1773-1845, chiefly of Richard Mendenhall of Guilford County, N.C., relating to the Manumission Society of North Carolina and other groups. Papers concern the emanicipation of slaves and emigration of free blacks to Haiti, sponsored by a branch of North Carolina Quakers, and include correspondence about arranging the voyage, legal papers liberating slaves, passenger lists, and agreements and accounts concerning the ship and voyage. Other papers include scattered minutes and other records, 1773-1845, of Quaker groups in North Carolina.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Papers of Richard Mendenhall of Guilford County, North Carolina, concerning the emancipation of slaves and the emigration of free blacks, sponsored by a branch of North Carolina Quakers, to Haiti. The papers contain correspondence arranging the voyage, legal papers freeing slaves, passenger lists, and agreements and accounts concerning the ship and voyage. Included in the papers are minutes, letterbooks, a daybook, accounts, and a pamphlet from committees dedicated to manumission and colonization.

This collection has been digitized and is available online. Click here to link to the finding aid for this collection and to access the digitized content.

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