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Slavery Contract, Four Creole and African Slaves- Cuba 1870
Very Good. 1870. Manuscript. Manuscript with black ink, green "50 cs" revenue stamp near top edge, blind embossed crest of Spain in top left corner, and black government stamp in bottom left corner. Large lettering in black ink on back of manuscript. Content is in Spanish. There is a closed 5" tear from top right corner down to middle of leaf, affects some content. Light toning and wear to edges and foxing. This manuscript documents the sale of four slaves to Don Pedro Catasus. They were sold by Don Enfemia Ochoa for 1100 pesos on November 29th, 1870. The signatures of Ochoa, Catasus and A. Diaz de Rada are at the bottom of the manuscript. 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 .
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