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Title
Manumission certificate for Jeanne Aline
Collection

Haiti: Miscellaneous Collections

Manumission of Jeanne Aline

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1785-07-23
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 119
Shelf locator: SCM 00-23
Shelf locator: Box 1, Folder 18
Topics
Haiti
Haiti -- History
Saint-Domingue
Genres
Certificates
Description
Notarized document setting free a sixteen year-old black girl, Jeanne, godchild and slave of Jean Spechbach and his wife Jeanne Achy, and ascribing to her the surname of Aline in keeping with a July 16, 1773 regulation against the use of French surnames by nonwhites. Born in 1715 in the Swiss village of Miécourt on the border with France, Spechbach owned a sugar plantation outside of Abricots, near Jérémie. He died in 1786.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
French
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16542740
MSS Unit ID: 20921
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2b0aca60-c6d1-012f-5e5b-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1785: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Manumission certificate for Jeanne Aline" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1785. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bdf67c41-89b0-1bd4-e040-e00a18063ce5

Chicago/Turabian Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Manumission certificate for Jeanne Aline" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 20, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bdf67c41-89b0-1bd4-e040-e00a18063ce5

APA Format

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1785). Manumission certificate for Jeanne Aline Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bdf67c41-89b0-1bd4-e040-e00a18063ce5

Wikipedia Citation

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Manumission certificate for Jeanne Aline