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Manuscript Slave Document: "This indenture made the thirtieth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eight Between Bartholomew Vosburgh of the town of Kinderhook County of Columbia of state of New York and Lambart Burgadt o

Kinderhook 1808 13 x 8, toned, fold creases, light soiling, a few tiny edge tears, small tear along a crease, removal marks on the reverse, scattered light spotting else good/very good. Written on the back "Bill of Sale of Negro Wench Bat." The Dutch West Indies Company brought the first slave to New York in 1626. By 1644 this company was responsible for bringing to this land 6,900 men, women and children to be enslaved. In the 18th century, New York had the largest slave population of any colony that was north of Maryland. In 1790 Kinderhood had a population of 4,661 including 638 slaves and 6 free people of color. The wealthy Dutch landowners were in as much need as the Southern plantation owners for cheap labor, no matter the moral cost. The Vosburgh family was among the earliest settlers of Kinderhook, first settled in 1640. Lambert Burgadt, whose last name may have been a variation of Bogaert, the Bogaert family also being early settlers. An interesting but sad history.


Book Id: 99-1229

Price: $395.00

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