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United States Ex-slave Owners Registration Bureau form letter

United States Ex-slave Owners Registration Bureau form letter

Descriptive Summary

Title: United States Ex-slave Owners Registration Bureau form letter
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: circa 1890s
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s) 1 form letter
Collection Number: ms4289
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The United States Ex-slave owners Registration Bureau was a scam targeting former slave owners eager to be reimbursed for the loss of their slaves after the Emancipation Proclaimation.

Scope and Content

This collection contains a form letter from the fradulent United States Ex-slave Owners Registration Bureau assuring former slave owners that by paying a fee, the bureau would register the number of slaves they lost at the time of the Emancipation Proclaimation so that they could be compensated.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

United States Ex-slave Owners Registration Bureau form letter, ms4289, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Form letters.
Savannah (Ga.)
Slaveholders -- Georgia.
Slavery.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Form Letter, circa 1890s Access Online