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    [Slavery]. Receipt for the Purchase of 69 Black Slaves in Santiago de Cuba on Sealed Paper. Three pages of a bifolium, 8.5" x 12.5". Santiago de Cuba; May 9, 1871. The document records that 41,000 pesos have been paid for the purchase of 69 "negros" (blacks) by S. and L. Ros and Company on behalf of Julian de Zulueta. The document lists the names and ages of all the slaves that range in age from 3 years old to 56 years old. Slavery in Cuba was not abolished until October 7, 1886.

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    Five perforations along left margin where document was likely bound, some ink showthrough from second page. Evenly toned, though darker along very top edge.


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