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Portuguese decree declaring that all ships arriving from Brazil are to be searched for contraband.  Specifically slaves are to be searched for gold, silver and precious stones hidden in their garments.

Image ID: 485341

Portuguese decree declaring that all ships arriving from Brazil are to be searched for contraband. Specifically slaves ... (March 10, 1755)

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Image Title

:  Portuguese decree declaring that all ships arriving from Brazil are to be searched for contraband. Specifically slaves are to be searched for gold, silver and precious stones hidden in their garments.

Created Date

: March 10, 1755

Specific Material Type

: manuscripts

Notes

: Lest We Forget #054

Source

: Brazil miscellaneous collection, 1751-1845

Source Description

: .2 lin. ft.

Location

: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division

Catalog Call Number

: Sc MG 230

Digital ID

: 485341

Record ID

: 300366

Digital Item Published

: 4-13-2007; updated 3-25-2011

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