A Guide to the Slave Pass, 1771 October 29-30 Slave Pass MS 1975.1

A Guide to the Slave Pass, 1771 October 29-30

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 1975.1


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 1975.1
Title
Slave Pass 1771 October 29-30
Physical Characteristics
1 item.
Creator
Mercer, James
Location
On site.
Language
English
Abstract

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Slave Pass, Manuscript #MS 1975.1, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1975

Biographical/Historical Information

James Mercer was an American lawyer and jurist who served as a delegate for Virginia to the Continental Congress in 1779.

Scope and Content

Safe conduct pass for two slaves to travel from Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Williamsburg. Signed by Mercer's steward, Thomas Oliver . Requests the slaves be afforded hospitalit y at inns along the way, as was the usual custom; reverse contains account of expenses.

Arrangement

1 item.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Martin, Jonathan
  • Mercer, James
  • Oliver, Thomas
  • Subjects:

  • Slavery-Virginia-History-18th century
  • Taverns (Inns)-Virginia-History-18th century
  • Travel costs
  • Geographical Names:

  • Fredericksburg (Va.)-History-18th century

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Martin, Jonathan
  • Mercer, James
  • Oliver, Thomas

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Fredericksburg (Va.)-History-18th century