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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 1863-04-21 Letter to Rowena Hasbrouck from Jacob Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • This letter recounts Jacob's travels throughout Louisiana from April 12th through the 21st. Jacob and his regiment are involved in a few skirmishes, but they are considered among the best fighting regiments. Jacob also describes an instance between...
    • 1864-06-23 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • African Americans; African Americans--History; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob tells Rowena of an expedition. He mentions his promotion and speaks about the activities of the infantry and cavalry during the expedition. He describes an incident, in great detail, that involved a man by the name of Dr. Taylor, his slaves,...
    • 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...
    • An act concerning slaves

    • Slavery--Law and legislation;
    • Law passed February 22, 1788 stating that every Negro, Mulatto or Mestee who was a slave at the time this law was passed shall be a slave for his or her life unless manumitted or set free. The law also states that the children of Negro, Mulatto, or...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Bounty hunters agreement

    • Slaveholders; Bounty hunters; Huguenots
    • Articles of agreement: Jacob J. Hasbrouck and Isaiah Hasbrouck agreed to Josiah Eltinge, William Hasbrouck, Philip Dayo, and Andries Lefever Jr. that if they found any of the runaway slaves listed "they may sell and dispose of the said negroes."...
    • Court case of Anthony Bosselyn

    • Slavery--Law and legislation;
    • Record of the court case against Anthony Bosselyn of Marbletown, NY. He was accused of harboring slaves that had stolen corn and providing them with alcoholic drinks. He was found guilty and fined six pounds.
    • Court case of John Wells

    • Slavery--Law and legislation;
    • Record of the court case against John Wells. He was accused of harboring slaves and giving or selling them alcoholic drinks. He was found guilty and fined two pounds.
    • Court case of Steven Valloau

    • Slavery--Law and legislation;
    • Record of the Court of Sessions 1693. Steven Valloau is accused of selling alcoholic drinks to slaves and threw himself upon the mercy of the court. He was fined 40 shillings.

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