July 15 African-American Seaman, 1851.

Item #026092

sheet measures approximately 7 3/4" x 8 3/4". Request dated July 15, 1851 from the Port of Wilmington, Delaware for Jacob Thom a col[ored] seaman to be admitted to the City of Philadelphia Hospital by Abraham Staats Dye to William D. Lewis. People of color had virtually complete freedom in the Pennsylvania-Delaware region. While prejudice was not as pronounced as elsewhere in the North and Deep South, there still was a color barrier that this document indicates.

Price: $115.00

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