Book of Negroes - 1783
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"
National Archives, United Kingdom
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The American version of the Book of Negroes kept at the National Archives at Washington
Sir Guy Carleton Papers no. 10427 The National Archives, Kew PRO 30/55/100