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Bill of sale of Jean Baptiste

 Collection — Box: BW 30, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS-16481
Content Description This collection contains the 1798 bill of sale for an eight year old Creole boy named Jean Baptiste from Port-au-Prince on the Caribbean island of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti). It was written by the Bordeaux-born merchant Arnaud André Robertjot Lartigue (1740-1826) to a " Monsieur Grandidier". It is a single sheet of paper consisting of eleven lines of french detailing the transaction of enslavement including the name and age of the boy and the price of sale of a hundred livre.
Dates: 1798-03-03

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  • Names: Baptiste, Jean X