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Lot 526

Charleston Courier, June 13, 1807. 19½ x 12 inches, 4 pp. Page 2 has ads for the sale of four cargoes of slaves: 48 "prime Gold Coast slaves" from the schooner Concord; 105 "prime Windward Coast slaves" from the schooner Hiram; 460 "prime Congo slaves" from the Daphne, and 280 "very prime Congo slaves" from the Africa. The year 1807 marked the last year that slave importation was legal. At the insistence of President Thomas Jefferson, Congress passed a law that prohibited the importation of slaves from Africa, effective January 1, 1808. Page 1 has two ads for runaway slaves, with woodcut illustrations of a fleeing slave; page 1 also has 14 ship woodcuts. Some paper loss at spine, away from text; normal toning and light foxing.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.


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