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Bill of Sale for African-American Slaves Bought from Robert Elam by Daniel Morrison, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 19, 1861

Barnett, Edward (Notary)1861-02-19

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This 1861 document records the sale of four slaves. Before the Civil War, African American slaves were considered property that could be bought and sold -- one of the dehumanizing characteristics of slavery. Months after this transaction war erupted between the Union (free) and Confederate (slave) states. A Union victory and the passage of the 13th Amendment finally led to the abolition of slavery.

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  • Title: Bill of Sale for African-American Slaves Bought from Robert Elam by Daniel Morrison, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 19, 1861
  • Creator: Barnett, Edward (Notary)
  • Date Created: 1861-02-19
  • Location: United States, Louisiana, New Orleans
  • Subject Keywords: Forms (Documents), Records (Documents), Sales records, Elam, Robert H., Morrison, Daniel, African Americans, Civil wars, Slavery, Secession
  • Type: Documents
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=207169
  • Object Name: Bill of sale
  • Object ID: 92.0.112.3
  • Image ID: THF96532
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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