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Slavery Contract, Thirty Eight Slaves - Cuba 1875
Good. 1875. Manuscript written in black ink, content on both sides of leaf. Content in Spanish. Small closed tears throughout leaf and moderate foxing and toning near edges. This is a deed signed in front of public notary or other public official who can attest to the legality of the signed document for it is not include any official government stamp. The amount paid for these slaves was 25,200 pesos or 126,000 pesetas. The names and ages of about 38 slaves are listed, many of them are families with young children. 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; 1 pp .
      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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