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Catalog Number 2016.1.9
Title Deposition of John Herbert describing fugitive slaves of Anthony Armistead
Credit line Courtesy of Dr. Jean Marshall von Schilling and Martha Booker, in memory of Hunter Russell Booker & Martha Chisman Booker.
Collection Booker Collection
Object Type Manuscript
Date 1823-04-24
Description/Scope & Content Draft of deposition given by John Herbert, April 24, 1823, attesting that "in July or August in the year 1814", several slaves "belonging to Anthony Armistead of the County of Elizabeth City left their said owner at the same time, in a boat belonging to the said Armistead", that Herbert "verily believes that they went on board of the British fleet then lying in Lynhaven Bay", and "being acquainted with the quality of said negroes" lists their values:
-Nat, aged "about 28 or 30 years", $450
-Essex, aged "18 or 20 years", $450
-Peter, "about the same age worth the same sum"
-Pender, woman "about 16 or 18", $350
Extent of Description 1 leaf
Related units of description See National Archives: Record Group 76 (Records of Boundary and Claims Commissions and Arbitrations, 1716-1994), PI 177 190 / NAID 1174160. This deposition relates to claim file 594.
People Herbert, John
Armistead, Anthony
Topics War of 1812
Place Names Area--Virginia Beach
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