1799 Apr. 29
Providence (R.I.) - Agreement between Nicholas Gilbert on Newport and Lindor, an African American man held in prison, in which Lindor agrees to serve on two India voyages for Gilbert's client Poulain Audinet, "and at the expiration there of to be considered allowed by him & his Constituents as a free man and to have and Enjoy his Liberty accordingly without any further claim." On verso in a copy o... more
Providence (R.I.) - Moses Brown's copy with his signature on the title page and a note added at end of text: "N.B. The whole of this book I never read or heard read til since printed, the last paragraph was read to me by Henry Jackson who I suppose to be the compiler & writer and I proposed to leave my name out but he tho't best to Continue it in, -- I had rather it had been omitted as I d... more
1774 Dec. 15
Providence (R.I.) - "Under a sense of the Oppression and Injustice of Buying and selling of men as Slaves and Desire to Remove far as may be, the Evil Practice thereof," Greene divests himself of a one quarter interest in "a certain Indian or Mulatto of what Nation he may be, Called and known by the Name of Peter" and a one half interest in "a Negro Man Named Venter." Witnessed by Moses Br... more
1766 Sept. 18
Brown, Moses, 1788-1836
Providence (R.I.) - Promise to pay $70 for enslaved woman, Pegg.
1786 Nov. 29
Dillwyn, William, 1743-1824
London (Eng.) - Distressing case of N.C. "I am glad to hear that our simple Endeavours to exite a more general abhorrence of Negro Slavery have been met, in so many Places, Encouragement to persevere in them." Awaits action within the Meeting for Sufferings... "until then we must patiently wait and be satisfied with the Fruits which have already appear'd without being discouraged at th... more
Rhode Island - Note relaying news that a free colored man, Thomas Francis of Newport, son of Violet Francis, is being held in jail in Savannah "on suspicion of being a runaway slave. He has been there in chains six months & wishes Capt. Cooke to make some exertions to obtains his release -- refers to Robert Lawton of Newport."
Providence Society for Abolishing the Slave-Trade
Providence (R.I.) - Printed constitution with note added in manuscript: "Adopted, 20th day of 2d mo. 1789."