Permission slip for Mark Harris to join the African Association

SCUA-AANB-permissionMarkHarris.jpg

Title

Permission slip for Mark Harris to join the African Association

Creator

Description

Slaveholder James Neilson (1784-1862) gives permission to Mark Harris, an enslaved man, to join the African Association on January 21, 1817. 

[Mark was first sold to James Neilson on October 15, 1816. Mark was married to Ambo, a woman who was enslaved to James Neilson's father John Neilson (1745-1833). Mark was the father of Ambo's children Ann, Eliza, and Mark, and probably the father of Ambo's daughter Clara. See related slave sale, manumission, and birth records for Ambo and Mark Harris family.]

Date

1817-01-21

Language

English

Identifier

SCUA-AANB-permissionMarkHarris

Text (Transcript)

New Brunswick 21 Jan: 1817

I certify that I approve of the African Association of New Brunswick & give Mark Harris a Colored man belonging to me, liberty to join the same.

James Neilson

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Archival collection

African Association of New Brunswick (N.J.). Minute Book, 1817-1824 (MC 50)

Archival location

Unmarked folder with loose slips

Item Relations

Citation

Neilson, James, “Permission slip for Mark Harris to join the African Association,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed September 29, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/105.