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Slavery -- Illinois -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Pierre Chouteau statement

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233286746]
Identifier: Vault MSS 138
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed statement dated 14 July 1817 (1 page). The item was presented in the circuit court meeting in Saint Clair County, Illinois. Chouteau states he needs to secure Auguste Chouteau as a witness to affirm that a Black man was delivered as claimed.

Dates: 1817 July 14

Pierre Chouteau statement

 Digital Record
Identifier: VMSS138_F1
Dates: 1817 July 14

Slavery documents

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233601944]
Identifier: Vault MSS 553
Scope and Contents

A collection of slavery documents from Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, and unknown states. Included are writs of manumission, bills of sale, affidavits, letters, and depositions. One document in French.

Dates: 1792-1913

Zenon Trudeau papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292462]
Identifier: Vault MSS 568
Scope and Contents

English translations of two French documents: a marriage contract dated February 23, 1797, and an account of the probate proceedings of the estate of Joseph Taylor, Senior, dated June 26, 1799. The probate records also include a list of the slaves owned by Taylor and plans for their eventual sale along with the rest of his real property.

Dates: 1797-1799