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"List of Negroes," 4 Dec. 1855, at "Ladys Island" (Beaufort County, S.C.)
    A gift to the SCL Manuscripts Division announced in 2003

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Manuscript, 4 December 1855, “List of Negroes” at “Ladys Island” [i.e. Ladies Island, S.C.] identifies one hundred ten African-American slaves by family unit and, in several instances, by occupation. Three persons, the list indicates, were “at Tomotley—leaving 107 on this place.” Tomotley was a plantation owned by the Eustis family located in the vicinity of Yemassee, now in Hampton County, S.C.

The document also provides historically significant vital statistics on the slaves, naming six children born in 1855, with their mothers’ names and the month of birth, as well as the names of three slaves who had died.



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