Ship Manifest for Schooner, LaFayette


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, NorfolkShip Destination: United States: Mississippi, Natchez

Subject: African AmericanSlavery


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2007.0093.01Accession Number: 2007.0093Catalog Number: 2007.0093.01

Object Name: Ship manifest

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15 3/4 in x 38 in; 40.005 cm x 96.52 cm


Record Id: nmah_1341099

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