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Collection Reference Number GLC03040
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1777 
Title Account of slave rebellion in New Orleans [in Spanish]
Date 24 February 1777
Author Desprez, Henriques (fl. 1777)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Account of a slave rebellion while New Orleans was under Spanish rule. States that the rebellion occurred on 9 and 10 February 1777. Discusses what should be done to prevent future rebellions. States that drinking causes slaves to commit crimes and advises taking away their weapons. Mentions an uprising in the Suriname capital of Dutch Guinea in 1762 where all the whites were killed. Lists provisions that should be made to keep slaves from drinking, such as requiring bartenders not to serve them without their masters' permission.
Subjects African American History  Slavery  Rebellion  Slave Rebellion  Global History and Civics  Alcohol  Weaponry  Caribbean  Crime  
People Desprez, Henrique (fl. 1777)  
Place written New Orleans, Louisiana
Theme African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Foreign Affairs; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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