Ship’s Manifest Listing A Slave, Mentioning Constitutional Ban On Importation After 1808
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Partly Printed Document Signed “Stephen Miller” as Captain of the Schooner Henry and Maria and “John C. Ker” as owner of the slave “William”; Philadelphia, November 1, 1821, 1 page. [With:] attached “Coasting Permit” allowing the Schooner to travel from Philadelphia to Charleston, November 21, 1821.
An 1821 Manifest for a slave named William being taken from Philadelphia to Charleston. At the bottom the captain Stephen Miller swears that the above named slave has not been imported into the United States after January 1, 1808, when the importation of slaves was finally prohibited by a Congressional act as allowed for under the Constitution.