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African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Richard Dennis Letter, 1803 August 8

 File — Box 4250.001, Folder: 3
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a letter dated August 8, 1803, written by Richard Dennis in Philadelphia to John Milledge, Governor of Georgia, concerning two free women of color who had evidently been detained at Savannah, Georgia, en route to Baltimore by persons who then attempted to sell them. Dennis informed Milledge that he was called on by two men from Philadelphia who claimed to have papers proving the women's free status and stating that "should there be any thing in those papers to enable...
Dates: 1803 August 8

Septimus D. Cabaniss papers

Identifier: MSS-0252
Abstract Legal and personal papers of the Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, attorney, S.D. Cabaniss, who served as executor for the estate of Samuel Townsend. Also includes materials of other Huntsville attorneys and of the S.D. Cabaniss family.
Dates: 1820-1937

W. L. Campbell Deposition, 1849 April 12

 File — Box 4250.001, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents A deposition by W. L. Campbell involving a lawsuit against James Campbell over ownership of an enslaved woman named Harriet and her children, Elkton, Kentucky, April 12, 1849. The testimony reveals that in the summer of 1845, James Campbell asked W. L. "to write a letter to Maria Louvard a sister of the negro woman and at the same time he showed me a letter from the s[ai]d Maria requesting him to hire her the women he had purchased of Thomas Campbell and he stated that In [sic] his reply that...
Dates: 1849 April 12

William Law Legal Brief, circa 1830

 File — Box 4250.001, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents A legal brief by Georgia attorney and state agent William Law describing the status of two cases involving seized enslaved persons, circa 1830. One case pertained to Spanish claims surrounding three vessels, the Poletena, the Tentativa, and the Syrena.
Dates: circa 1830