Bill of lading for slave, 1719

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Bill of lading for slave, 1719

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The bill of lading concerns a female Negro slave being sold to William Pepperrell (1696-1759) for 50 shillings near the Piscataqua River.

The woman was "markd with a Y on ye right sholder."

Captain John Morris of the ship Sarah created the bill of lading, dated April 1719, from Barbados.

Other sources suggest that this slave died shortly after arriving and others Bullard attempted to import from Barbados did not survive the passage.

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About This Item

  • Title: Bill of lading for slave, 1719
  • Creator: Morris, John
  • Creation Date: 1719
  • Subject Date: 1719
  • County: York
  • State: ME, NH
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 35, Box 1/13
  • Collection: Sir William Pepperrell papers
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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