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Book of Negroes - 1783

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Title

Book of Negroes - 1783

Description

This extract from the title page of the Book of Negroes is taken from the British version of this document. Two of these hand-written records were made simultaneously - one by the British and one by the Americans - listing the names and descriptions of Black refugees departing from New York in 1783. The page reads: "Book of Negroes Registered and certified after having been Inspected by the Commissioners appointed by His Excellency Sir Guy Carleton R.B. General & Commander in Chief, on Burd ( Sundry Vessels in which they were Embarked Previous to the time of sailing from the Port of New York between the 23rd April and 31st July 1783 both Days Included"

Creator

Unknown

Source

National Archives, United Kingdom

Date

1783

Rights

Permission on File

Relation

The American version of the Book of Negroes kept at the National Archives at Washington

Format

PNG

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

Sir Guy Carleton Papers no. 10427 The National Archives, Kew PRO 30/55/100