Slavery -- Indiana
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S1337
Scope and Contents The document in this collection is a typed transcript of a letter written on June 29, 1795 from Henry VanderBurgh in Vincennes, Indiana, to Major John Mills, who was adjutant to Anthony Wayne. Turner mentioned in the letter was Judge Turner, involved with Henry in a controversy on the question of slavery in 1794. Henry wrote about going to Philadelphia after he got money due him from the United States. He had a buffalo robe which he intended to send to Major Guion but found holes worn in it, so...
Dates: circa 1950s
Scope and Contents The collection consists of personal and business papers of the Hyacinth Lasselle family, and papers of a number of Vincennes families connected with the Lasselles through family or business relations, including the French merchants, Francis Bosseron and Antoine Marchal. The Hyacinth Lasselle papers include his account books (1798-1843); receipts, contracts, land documents, and other legal and business documents from Vincennes and Logansport (1796-1843); business correspondence, primarily...
Collection — Folder S3313
Scope and Contents Collection consists of four letters pertaining to the Isaac Shelby vs Lucy (a woman of color) slave case. On March 13, 1817, a writ of Habeas Corpus issued by Clark County Circuit Court declared Lucy’s freedom from Shelby. Shelby countered that Lucy was not a slave, but rather an indentured servant bound to him for a period of thirty-five years. After recovering Lucy, Shelby sold her and her remaining time to Thomas Pile.