Todd A. Herring Archival Collection

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This handwritten deposition of a slave named Jarra describes his life as a slave in South Africa and how he came to live with John McQueen and Robert Bostock. It goes on to describe how a ship full of men of war came and to protect the slaves from them, McQueen and Bostock sent Jarra to care for the slaves. The deposition is witnessed by Robert Parson and dated July 9, 1813.

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Publication Date

7-9-1813

Time Period

1810-1819

Geographic Location

Sierra Leone, South Africa

Object Type

text

Format (original)

Deposition

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PDF

Digital ID

MFM_MSS-658_1813-07-09_Letter-No.13_0001s

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Manuscripts Division, Todd A. Herring Collection, Papers of Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth British, 1798-1814

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.MSState.edu.

Handwritten Deposition of an Enslaved Person in South Africa, Jarra, in the Colony of Sierra Leone, South Africa, July 9, 1813

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