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The Slavery Issue

Spire Hagerty's Description of Stolen Slaves
Title: Spire Hagerty's Description of Stolen Slaves (1/2)
Author: Spire Hagerty
Date: 1838
Collection: Rebecca McIntosh Hagerty Papers
The Slavery Issue

Spire Hagerty's Description of Stolen Slaves
Hagerty's description of his stolen slaves. "The above negros were stolen from my plantation by a creek Indian. . .Jack, Jeffrey, Lucy, Sambo, and Carolina." Rebecca McIntosh Hagerty married Spire Hagerty, owner of a plantation near Marshall, Texas. After Spire's death, Mrs. Hagerty continued to acquire control of slaves and land and became one of the richest planters in antebellum Texas.
Manifest of Slaves
Title: Manifest of Slaves
Date: 1838
Collection: Ashbel Smith Papers
Manifest of Slaves
A ship’s manifest from the Port of New Orleans to the Port of Galveston listing four slaves. Ashbel Smith, a medical doctor who had been surgeon general of the Republic of Texas, signed the manifest.
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