Ship Manifest for Schooner, LaFayette

Description
This lengthy ship’s manifest documents the cargo of schooner, LaFayette, which transported 83 enslaved men, women, and children from Alexandria, Virginia to Natchez, Mississippi via New Orleans. Operating out of Alexandria, Virginia, the manifest is from a well-known company, Franklin and Armfield. What makes this manifest so unusual and rare is the fact that listed on the document are the names, heights, ages, and complexions of the enslaved passengers as well as the names and residences of the shipper and consignees.
date made
1833
place of origin
United States: Virginia, Norfolk
Ship destination
United States: Mississippi, Natchez
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 3/4 in x 38 in; 40.005 cm x 96.52 cm
ID Number
2007.0093.01
accession number
2007.0093
catalog number
2007.0093.01
subject
African American
Slavery
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Exhibition Location
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Data Source
National Museum of American History