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Collection Reference Number GLC06148
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1787 
Title Affidavit of sales agreement for a slave named Hannibal in St. Croix
Date 4 April 1787
Author Yard, Benjamin (1757-1787)  
Document Type Legal document
Content Description Marked "Copy." Certifies that he purchased Hannibal in October 1780 from Captain John Earl. He was informed that Thomas Wright, a sailor on board Earl's ship, owned one half of Hannibal. Payment was twenty half "Joes" - ten to the captain and ten to Wright in Havana. Payment also included a certain amount of rum. The rum was worth £50.17.7 1/4 Philadelphia currency and was shipped to Earl on Captain Harr's vessel on 31 October 1781. Says "I do not recollect any other circumstances attending the Sale of this Negro."
Subjects Caribbean  Slavery  Slave Sale  African American History  Alcohol  Finance  Slave Trade  Maritime  
People Yard, Benjamin (1757-1787)  
Place written Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Theme Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Yard was originally from Trenton, New Jersey.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859