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Title
C Rawley to William Wiseman, and attachments
Names
Boyer, Jean Pierre, 1776-1850 (Author)
Collection

Haiti: Miscellaneous Collections

Fugitive slaves - Turks & Caicos Islands

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1776 - 1850
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 119
Shelf locator: SCM 88-77
Shelf locator: Box 1, Folder 15
Topics
Haiti
Haiti -- History
Saint-Domingue
Genres
Documents
Description
Signed instructions, with attachments, from C. Rawley, Rear Admiral amd Commander-in-Chief of the British fleet in Jamaica, to William Wiseman on a mission to Haiti to negotiate the return of fugitive slaves who fled there from salt ponds in the Turks Islands. The attachments, a file of five contemporary copies, include three letters from Daniel Basome, British agent in the Turks Islands; an affidavit from Joseph Frith, a resident of these islands dispatched to Haiti to identify the fugitives, "having a personal knowledge of them;" and a brief letter from Haiti's president Jean-Pierre Boyer, declaring any individual on Haitian soil automatically free and beyond pursuit.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
French
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16542740
MSS Unit ID: 20921
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 29856260-c6d1-012f-8dcf-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1776: Created (Approximate)
  • 1776: Creator Born
  • 1850: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "C Rawley to William Wiseman, and attachments" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1776 - 1850. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/afdc5490-e588-0130-95ee-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "C Rawley to William Wiseman, and attachments" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 23, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/afdc5490-e588-0130-95ee-58d385a7bbd0

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1776 - 1850). C Rawley to William Wiseman, and attachments Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/afdc5490-e588-0130-95ee-58d385a7bbd0

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C Rawley to William Wiseman, and attachments