Lot 95: [Slavery Documents]
December 2, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: [Slavery Documents], incl. partial printed document, passport to cross Lake Pontchartrain issued by the City of New Orleans to Madame Osorno, for self and slaves, Mar. 14, 1817, 13 in. x 8 in.; partial printed document, emancipation of slave named Rosalie, dated Aug. 9, 1821, Parish of Orleans, signed G.W. Morgan, Sheriff, 9 in. x 14 in.; autographed letter signed Thomas Dunlap, Philadelphia, to Dona Isabel de Osorno, Havana, regarding payment of goods transported by ship carrying slaves, Dec. 31, 1824, 2 sheets, 13 1/4 in. x 8 in.; 3 manuscripts, petitions of Joseph Martin for emancipation of slave named Marie Antoinette and her four children, Sept. 16, 1847, 13 in. x 8 in.; autographed document signed Deriocourt, notary public, petition by Pauline Toussaint for emancipation of her sons, Jan. 29, 1850, 12 1/2 in. x 8 in.; partial printed document, City of New Orleans, mortgage note for slave named Rosa, Aug. 12, 1850, 6 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. (6 pcs.) Provenance: Gaspar Cusachs, entrepreneur, historian and collector, (1855-1929); The Gaspar Cusachs Collection, loaned to the Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans, LA (c. 1909-2016).