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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....
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: Jacobus Stoutenburgh Clears Land, before 1741

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y. : Town)--History--Pictorial works; Slavery--New York (State)--History--18th century
    • Panel 3 of Hyde Park Post Office Mural. From "Murals in the Hyde Park, New York Post Office": "Before 1741. Jacobus Stoutenburgh, his sons and slaves clear the land. His log cabin, built 1723, was the first house in Hyde Park Village-- The King's...
    • Indenture of Tom

    • Slavery; Slaves;
    • An indenture of a young African-American boy named Tom to Abraham Corneilson. Abraham Cornelison was a Doctor in Clarkstown, NY. Tom was indentured until he was 28 years old. Tom was alive when New York State was gradually banning slavery in...
    • Will of Philip Dubois, 1764

    • Slaveholders; Huguenots
    • Will of Philip Dubois. In his will he leaves all of his slaves, stock of horses, and money to his daughter, Esther, and five grandsons, Philip, Cornelius, Isaac, Jacob, and Ludewick.
    • Articles of vendue, Salomon Dubois

    • Slaveholders; Huguenots
    • List of articles and enslaved Africans belonging to the late Salomon Dubois used during a public auction of his estate in 1759. The list includes who purchased articles and slaves and the price paid for each.
    • 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.
    • 1863-01-24, Letter from Johannes Lefevre to Sol. Dubois

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; Fugitive slaves;
    • Letter written from Johannes Lefevre to Sol. Dubois during the Civil War. Johannes wrote this letter while serving in the Union Army and camped outside of New Orleans. In the letter Johannes describes the role escaped slaves played in the war. They...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Articles of vendue, Abraham Bevier

    • Slaveholders; Huguenots
    • List of articles and enslaved Africans belonging to the late Abraham Bevier used during a public auction of his estate on April 27, 1774. The names of the purchasers and the price paid for each item and slave are included.

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