Affidavits regarding importation and sale of enslaved people

Affidavits regarding importation and sale of enslaved people

Descriptive Summary

Title: Affidavits regarding importation and sale of enslaved people
Creator: Savannah (Ga.)
Creator: Camden County (Ga.)
Inclusive Dates: 1801 July 3, August 26
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (2 affidavits)
Collection Number: ms2599
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two affidavits regarding the importation and sales of enslaved people. Sworn and sealed July 3, 1801, Camden County, Georgia, signed "David Garvin", the first affidavit respects the sale of six enslaved people (delivered in the year 1799) to John Kinnard [sic]. The second affidavit (3 pages in length) dated August 26, 1801, Savannah, consists of testimony of Savannah slave traders Hector Mitchell and Mr. Gairdner, who swore that "sometime in the year [1797] a parcel of [thirty-six enslaved people] was picked up at sea." Mitchell and Gairdner, agents for John and James McBurney, the fugitives' owners, had the runaways put in jail; an ordinance of the Savannah city council arranged their sale to David Garvin. This statement goes on to mention that John Kinnard is now the legal owner of six of the [thirty-six enslaved people] named in the earlier affidavit of July 3.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Affidavits regarding importation and sale of enslaved people, ms 2599. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.


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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Affidavits, 1801 July 3, August 26

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