Bill of sale of Jean Baptiste
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.
- Creation: 1798-03-03
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Biographical / Historical
Arnaud André Robertjot Lartigue (1740-1826) was a prominent planter on Saint-Domingue.Lartigue seems to have moved after the Haitian Revolution to the Danish island of St. Thomas where he served as agent for the French government.
.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter sized folder )
Language of Materials
- Guide to the Bill of sale of Jean Baptiste
- Rose Oliveira
- 1 April 2021
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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