Removal of Phillis and her son Charles to Louisiana by slaveholder Nicholas Van Wickle

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Title

Removal of Phillis and her son Charles to Louisiana by slaveholder Nicholas Van Wickle

Description

Phillis and her son Charles were among the victims of the slave-trading ring operated by Middlesex County judge Jacob Van Wickle. This document is a record of the removal of Phillis (aged 25) and Charles (aged one and a half years) from the state of New Jersey to Louisiana by slaveholder Nicholas Van Wickle (Jacob Van Wickle's son). 

Judges Jacob Van Wickle and John Outcalt signed the removal certificate on April 22, 1818, and Middlesex County Clerk William P. Deare recorded this document in the Book of Manumissions and Removals on June 15, 1818.

Date

1818-04-22

Language

English

Date received by County Clerk

1818-06-15

Text (Transcript)

255

Removal Phillis
& her child Charles

State of New Jersey
Middlesex County

Be it remembered that on this twenty second day of April in this year of our Lord eighteen hundred eighteen Nicholas Van Wickle of the county of Middlesex in New Jersey brought before us Jacob Van Wickle and John Outcalt Esq. two of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of the County and the State aforesaid his female slave named Philis aged twenty five years with her male child named Charles aged one year six months, the said Phillis being by us examined separate and apart from her Master declared that she was willing and that she freely consented to remove and go out of this State to Point Coupee in the State of Louisiana together with her said male child and there to serve the Colonel Charles Morgan and Nicholas Van Wicle or either of them their heirs or assigns jointly or separately - In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands the day of the year just above written - the said child to serve unto he arrive to the age of twenty five years. -

Jb. Van Wickle }
Jno. Outcalt } Judges

Received June 15th 1818 & recorded by
Deare CLK

Page

255

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Archival collection

Middlesex County (N.J.). Records, 1688-1929 (MC 784.1)

Archival location

Manumission of Slaves, 1800-1825

Citation

Middlesex County Clerk, “Removal of Phillis and her son Charles to Louisiana by slaveholder Nicholas Van Wickle,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 27, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/155.