Permission slip for Samuel Lane to join the African Association

SCUA-AANB-permissionSam.jpg

Title

Permission slip for Samuel Lane to join the African Association

Description

Slaveholder Andrew Kirkpatrick (1756-1831) gives permission to Sam, an enslaved man, to join the African Association of New Brunswick on January 15, 1817.

[The man Sam mentioned here is Samuel Lane, who was manumitted by Andrew Kirkpatrick in 1818.]

Date

1817-01-15

Language

English

Identifier

SCUA-AANB-permissionSam

Text (Transcript)

I do hereby give permission to my man Sam to become a member of and to attend the African Society in the city of New Brunswick, and to join them in all such things as shall be lawful and necessary, and at the same time consistent with his condition as a slave.



15 Jan. 17. And Kirkpatrick

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

Loose slip glued to a back page in the Minute Book

Item Relations

Citation

Kirkpatrick, Andrew, “Permission slip for Samuel Lane to join the African Association,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed December 5, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/158.