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    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: 1780's Cornshucking Bee

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Local history--New York (State); Village communities
    • ". . . The boy who has found a red ear kisses the girl who brings the cider." ("Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office") Notice Dows's inclusion of a black slave laborer in lower right corner. Slavery officially persisted in New York State until 1799....
    • Sketch for Rhinebeck Post Office Mural : Cornshucking Bee

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Local history--New York (State); Village communities;
    • ". . . The boy who has found a red ear kisses the girl who brings the cider." ("Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office") Notice Dows's inclusion of a black slave laborer in lower right corner. Slavery officially persisted in New York State until 1799....
    • Ankle Fetter

    • Video recording; Physical restraints; Slavery;
    • Ankle fetter made of hammered sheet iron. Reputedly of the type used on local slaves. Rattles in the pods made it easier for the master to catch or locate a slave wearing them. Normally both ankles would be linked by a length of chain to inhibit...
    • Blooming Grove Congregation Church Plans 200th Year Celebration

    • Clippings; Church dedications; Church schools; Churches; Graves; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Slave quarters; Slavery; Pews; Altars; Auditoriums; Architectural elements
    • This article, clipped from the Orange County Post gives a abbreviated history of the Blooming Grove Congregation Church, from its begins in the eighteenth century. Architectural features, including acoustics, slave gallery, pews, modifications are...
    • A Slaver Captured

    • Clippings; Sailing ships; Slave quarters; Slave ships; Slave trade; Slavery; Vessels; Warships
    • A newspaper article reporting a slave ship captured along the coast of Cuba in 1857. The captives, aged from ten to eighteen years, described as unfortunate creatures, taken from a place called Kabinda, on the coast of Africa. Of the 500 taken,...
    • Articles of vendue, Hendricus DuBois

    • Slaveholders; Huguenots
    • List of articles and enslaved Africans belonging to the late Hendricus DuBois used during a public auction of his estate in 1792. The names of the purchasers and the price paid for each item and slave are included. This document indicates that a...
    • Court of sessions, September 3, 1707

    • Slavery--Law and legislation;
    • Isaac Hasbrouck of New Paltz was accused of assaulting Hugo Freer. He beat, wounded, and bruised Hugo Freer so that his ear bled. Hasbrouck pleaded guilty and threw himself upon the Court. He was ordered to pay 20 shillings. During the same session...
    • Justices meeting March 26, 1718

    • Slaveholders; Slavery--Law and legislation
    • Record of Justices meeting held on March 26, 1718. On March 21, 1718 there was an illegal meeting of slaves held at the house of Keeper, a freed slave. The names of the slaves and their masters are given along with the fines the court demanded.
    • New Paltz Register of Slaves (1799-1825)

    • Slaveholders; Slave records; Huguenots
    • The Register of Slaves (1799-1825) was kept by the Town Clerk of New Paltz as a requirement of the New York State Manumission Act of 1799. In keeping the slave register, the town clerk recorded the births of children born to slaves owned by the...
    • New Paltz tax assessment 1798

    • Slaveholders; Slave records
    • List of slave owners in the Town of New Paltz and the number of slaves they owned. The list was used for tax purposes. Slaves between the ages of 12 and 50 were subject to taxation.
    • Concert program

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    • Program for the performance "Slave Songs of the South by the Hampton Colored Students" attended by Nathaniel Booth on March 19, 1875 during his trip to the South.
    • Nathaniel Booth's journal

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    • Excerpt from the journal kept by Nathaniel Booth during his trip to the South in the 1870s. This excerpt highlights his visit to the Crane's Lyceum Music Hall to hear "Slave Songs of the South by the Hampton Colored Students" on March 19, 1875.
    • Articles of vendue 1793, Peter LeFevre Jr.

    • Slaveholders; Huguenots; coverlets; woven textiles
    • List of articles and enslaved Africans belonging to the late Peter LeFevre Jr. used during a public auction of his estate on September 26, 1793. The names of the purchasers and the price paid for each item and slave are included.
    • Kingston Slave Conspiracy

    • Slave insurrections
    • "Negro Plot in Ulster County". An account of a slave conspiracy uncovered by John Schoonmaker. Schoonmaker overheard one of his slaves, York, talking to one of Johannes Schoonmaker's slaves, Joe, about a plan to set the houses of their masters on...

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