23 items found
Collection ID is exactly "40" AND Subject is exactly "Slavery"
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Address to the Legislative Council of Florida on the Subject of Its Colored Population by Zephaniah Kingsley, 1823

Address to the Legislative Council of Florida on the Subject of Its Colored Population by Zephaniah Kingsley, 1823

Date
1823
Description
Address to the Territorial Legislative Council of Florida by Zepahaniah Kingsley, a member of the Council and a slaveholder. Kingsley shares his views on the necessity of slavery for Florida's economy and how best to manage the presence of both slaves and free persons of color in the territory.
Collection
An Act Concerning Slaves, Approved December 30, 1824

An Act Concerning Slaves, Approved December 30, 1824

Date
1824-12-30
Description
An act passed Florida's Territorial Legislative Council and approved by Governor William Pope Duval on December 30, 1824. The act sets rules for many aspects of the institution of slavery, including emancipation, runaways, overseers, treatment of slaves, punishment of slave conspiracies, misbehavior, and riots, and restrictions on slaves moving freely about, or trading.
Collection
An Act Concerning Slaves, Free Negroes and Mulattoes, Approved January 19, 1828

An Act Concerning Slaves, Free Negroes and Mulattoes, Approved January 19, 1828

Date
1828-01-19
Description
An act passed Florida's Territorial Legislative Council and approved by Acting Governor William M. McCarty on January 19, 1828. The act effectively establishes an elaborate slave code for Florida, regulating the introduction of slaves into the territory, a definition of a slave, punishments of both slaves and free people of color, licensing for free people of color, slaves with firearms, slaves buying or selling independently of their masters, and runaway slaves.
Collection
Announcement of a Slave Auction in Jacksonville, 1856

Announcement of a Slave Auction in Jacksonville, 1856

Date
1856-02-08
Description
An announcement for an auction of enslaved men, women and boys at the court house in Jacksonville.
Collection
Draft of a Bill to Prohibit the Introduction of Slaves into Florida, 1851

Draft of a Bill to Prohibit the Introduction of Slaves into Florida, 1851

Date
1851
Description
Draft of a bill prohibiting the transfer of slaves into Florida for sale. The preamble to the bill describes the authors' reasoning behind this proposed policy. The bill passed the House on January 17, 1851.
Collection
Excerpt from Prince Achille Murat's "A Moral and Political Sketch of the United States of North America" Relating to Slavery, 1833

Excerpt from Prince Achille Murat's "A Moral and Political Sketch of the United States of North America" Relating to Slavery, 1833

Date
1833
Description
Excerpt from Prince Achille Murat's 1833 description of the United States, its social customs, political institutions and other attributes. Murat defends the institution of chattel slavery and addresses common critiques of the practice.
Collection
Excerpt from "The Narrative of Amos Dresser," 1836

Excerpt from "The Narrative of Amos Dresser," 1836

Date
1905-01-09
Description
An excerpt from the narrative of Amos Dresser giving a detailed account of the treatment of slaves in and around Tallahassee and St. Augustine in 1835.
Collection
Humble Appeal for the Kneeling Slave

Humble Appeal for the Kneeling Slave

Date
1850 (circa)
Description
Six stanza poem.
Collection
Indenture of John D. Gray, 1841

Indenture of John D. Gray, 1841

Date
1841-03-25
Description
An indenture between John D. Gray and his brother William Gray setting the terms of their agreement and the repayment schedule. John used his ownership of certain property, real and personal, to secure the use of William's cash and the use of some of William's slave labor. The real property was contained in several lots in the city of Saint Joseph. The personal property was several slaves owned by John and named as collateral for the loan along with the real estate in Saint Joseph. Several of the bondsmen are described by their trade, e.g. engineer or blacksmith, along with a physical description of sex, age and complexion.
Collection
Kingsley Beatty Gibbs Journal, 1858

Kingsley Beatty Gibbs Journal, 1858

Date
1858
Description
Journal of Kingsley Beatty Gibbs written in 1858 from his notes, which span from January 1840 to June 1843. Each page documents a month's activities at Gibbs' plantation on Fort George Island north of Jacksonville, plus observations on politics and other matters.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
flc_non-map_mc11-3Address to the Legislative Council of Florida on the Subject of Its Colored Population by Zephaniah Kingsley, 1823TextSlavery
Plantations
Free blacks
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fsd_f348.02s-a188-1824_x01An Act Concerning Slaves, Approved December 30, 1824TextSlavery
Plantation life
Free blacks
Slaves--Abuse of
Slaves--Social conditions
Slavery--Law and legislation
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fsd_f348.02s-a188-1827_x01An Act Concerning Slaves, Free Negroes and Mulattoes, Approved January 19, 1828TextSlavery
Plantation life
Free blacks
Slaves--Abuse of
Slaves--Social conditions
Slavery--Law and legislation
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flc_br0021Announcement of a Slave Auction in Jacksonville, 1856TextSlavery/fmp/selected_documents/thumbnails/flc_br0021.jpg
s2153_b005_f84_01Draft of a Bill to Prohibit the Introduction of Slaves into Florida, 1851TextSlavery
Slavery--Law and legislation
Slave trade
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flc_917.3-m972_01Excerpt from Prince Achille Murat's "A Moral and Political Sketch of the United States of North America" Relating to Slavery, 1833TextSlavery
Plantation life
Free blacks
Slaves--Abuse of
Slaves--Social conditions
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flc_973.7114-d773_01Excerpt from "The Narrative of Amos Dresser," 1836TextAntislavery movements--United States
Slaves--United States--Social conditions
Slavery--Southwest, Old
Antislavery movements
Slavery
United States--Southwest, Old
Slaves--Social conditions
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flc_br0003Humble Appeal for the Kneeling SlaveTextAfrican Americans
Slavery
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m97-15_b001_01Indenture of John D. Gray, 1841TextSlavery
Deeds
Contracts
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m84-3_v001Kingsley Beatty Gibbs Journal, 1858TextSlavery
Plantation life
Agriculture
Diaries
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