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    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: John and Samuel Bard, ca. 1789

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y. : Town)--History--Pictorial works
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural Panel 6. From "Murals in the Hyde Park, New York Post Office," published by Town of Hyde Park Historical Society: In the late 1780s. Dr. John Bard and Dr. Samuel Bard examine their new Italian melons, fertilized with...
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: Jacobus Stoutenburgh Clears Land, before 1741

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y. : Town)--History--Pictorial works; Slavery--New York (State)--History--18th century
    • Panel 3 of Hyde Park Post Office Mural. From "Murals in the Hyde Park, New York Post Office": "Before 1741. Jacobus Stoutenburgh, his sons and slaves clear the land. His log cabin, built 1723, was the first house in Hyde Park Village-- The King's...
    • Ankle Fetter

    • Video recording; Physical restraints; Slavery;
    • Ankle fetter made of hammered sheet iron. Reputedly of the type used on local slaves. Rattles in the pods made it easier for the master to catch or locate a slave wearing them. Normally both ankles would be linked by a length of chain to inhibit...
    • A Meeting In the interest of the Hampton Institute.

    • Advertisements; Boarding schools; Fund raising; Schools
    • Advertisement for a fundraising event at the Chester Presbyterian Church for benefit of the Hampton Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute which was founded on the banks of the Virginia Peninsula by Brigadier General Samuel Chapman Armstrong in...
    • Emancipation and Colonination

    • Clippings; Liberty; Slavery; Emigration & immigration; Wills;
    • Two newspaper articles, one reporting the rate to rent slaves in New Orleans and the other on Edward Curd, Sr. of Kentucky manumitting, after his death, 15 slaves, with the condition that 13 must emigrate to Liberia.
    • Bethlehem Church video

    • Churches; Church schools
    • This video has pictures of some past and present members of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church which is located at the corner of Route 94 and Jackson Avenue in the town of Cornwall, New York. (The highway was originally called Route 45.) Then the...
    • Will of Garret Freer

    • Slaveholders
    • Will of Garret Freer. He left his wife, Mary, some minimal furniture, including a bed. The rest of his personal belongings, including his slaves, were auctioned in his vendue and the money used to pay his debts. He also indicated how much money...
    • Will of Philip Dubois, 1764

    • Slaveholders; Huguenots
    • Will of Philip Dubois. In his will he leaves all of his slaves, stock of horses, and money to his daughter, Esther, and five grandsons, Philip, Cornelius, Isaac, Jacob, and Ludewick.
    • Articles of vendue, Salomon Dubois

    • Slaveholders; Huguenots
    • List of articles and enslaved Africans belonging to the late Salomon Dubois used during a public auction of his estate in 1759. The list includes who purchased articles and slaves and the price paid for each.
    • Justices meeting March 26, 1718

    • Slaveholders; Slavery--Law and legislation
    • Record of Justices meeting held on March 26, 1718. On March 21, 1718 there was an illegal meeting of slaves held at the house of Keeper, a freed slave. The names of the slaves and their masters are given along with the fines the court demanded.
    • 1863-01-24, Letter from Johannes Lefevre to Sol. Dubois

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; Fugitive slaves;
    • Letter written from Johannes Lefevre to Sol. Dubois during the Civil War. Johannes wrote this letter while serving in the Union Army and camped outside of New Orleans. In the letter Johannes describes the role escaped slaves played in the war. They...
    • New Paltz Register of Slaves (1799-1825)

    • Slaveholders; Slave records; Huguenots
    • The Register of Slaves (1799-1825) was kept by the Town Clerk of New Paltz as a requirement of the New York State Manumission Act of 1799. In keeping the slave register, the town clerk recorded the births of children born to slaves owned by the...
    • New Paltz tax assessment 1798

    • Slaveholders; Slave records
    • List of slave owners in the Town of New Paltz and the number of slaves they owned. The list was used for tax purposes. Slaves between the ages of 12 and 50 were subject to taxation.
    • Kingston Slave Conspiracy

    • Slave insurrections
    • "Negro Plot in Ulster County". An account of a slave conspiracy uncovered by John Schoonmaker. Schoonmaker overheard one of his slaves, York, talking to one of Johannes Schoonmaker's slaves, Joe, about a plan to set the houses of their masters on...
    • 1810-09-05, Society of negroes unsettled

    • Slaveholders; Bounty hunters; Huguenots
    • In 1810 a group of New Paltz slave holders joined together to form "The Society of Negroes Unsettled". This group of twelve men appointed four among them to search for slaves that had run away from the group. They were to be paid $14 a day for...

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