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Lot 525

Cargoes of Slaves Offered For Sale. The June 8, 1807 issue of the Charleston Courier offers four cargoes of slaves on Page 3. The brig Alfred holds "84 very prime Negroes, from the Windward Coast…."; the ship Africa holds "280 very prime Congo slaves"; the Daphne has "460 prime Congo slaves"; and the ship Alice "364 prime Negroes, from Bonny." 1807 was the last year that it was legal to import slaves into the United States. The very attractive front page has 20 ship woodcuts and a woodcut of a runaway slave.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.


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