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[Act of a French society concerning the slave trade] [In French]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06136 Author/Creator: Place Written: Paris Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1748-1750 Pagination: 12 p. ; 34 x 22.6 cm.

Summary of Content: "Acte de Societe concernant l'Etablissement d'un commerce suivi de la Traite des Negres a la Cote D'Angole" (pertains to Senegal). Organization of French company for trading in slaves. Has numerous addenda for 1748, 1749 and 1750, all dated and signed at Paris.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Business and FinanceAfrican American HistoryAfricaSlaverySlave TradeFranceGlobal History and CivicsForeign Affairs

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