Creator: Schutte, William Conrad, 1737-1806.
Collection number: 3066
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Abstract: Papers of Schutte, a Haitian planter who emigrated to Portsmouth, Va., ca. 1793, including eight family letters exchanged between France and the West Indies, 1741-1753; Schutte’s bills, accounts, deeds, miscellaneous legal papers, and correspondence in Haiti, 1769-1789; and papers, 1825- 1832, of Schutte’s widow, chiefly concerning her attempt to secure compensation from France for property losses in the Haitian revolt in the 1790s.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: Papers include three petitions from shipowners to the official at Port au Prince in regard to collecting from Schutte money due for the transport of slaves (1767, 1786); a letter to Schutte relating to a slave patient (1783); slave bills of sale, including names and ages (1785); a widow’s claim to a slave named Fidele (1788); the division of slaves among inheritors and others (1818, 1822); a letter expressing the difficulties in selling a female slave (1825); and a copy of a letter written in St. Domingue at the beginning of the revolution, concerning the slaves there (1793). Microfilm only.