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Collection of three letters and documents about the transportation of slaves belonging to J. A. Snider's wife, a native of Maryland, to Mississippi. Two letters are by her brother, John S. Staplefoot, about shipping these slaves by steamer through New Orleans, or by land. A third document is a two-page legal opinion, by a Maryland law firm from Baltimore, about the legality of shipping these slaves from Maryland to Mississippi, February 13, 1856-October 11, 1858

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Summary:Collection of three letters and documents about the transportation of slaves belonging to J. A. Snider's wife, a native of Maryland, to Mississippi. Two letters are by her brother, John S. Staplefoot, about shipping these slaves by steamer through New Orleans, or by land. A third document is a two-page legal opinion, by a Maryland law firm from Baltimore, about the legality of shipping these slaves from Maryland to Mississippi, February 13, 1856-October 11, 1858.
Century:1801-1900
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Baltimore
Temporal subject: 1851-1860
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Baltimore
Louisiana
Geographical subject – Settlement:New Orleans
Topical subjects:Slavery -- Maryland
African Americans
ArchivesUM location:Maryland Manuscripts collection
  • item 2845
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Civil Rights, Civic Engagement
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:Digital Collections
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