Mexican land grant contract to Benjamin Lundy, March 10, 1835 (English)   Save
Benjamin Lundy Papers
Description: Legal document from an unsigned officer to Benjamin Lundy, authorizing him rights as empresario to a tract of land in then-Mexico. The document extends a previous treaty made to Lundy by the government of Mexico from November 17, 1823 -- presumably, this land is to be the site of Lundy's freed slave colony. Original Spanish-language document is also a part of this collection. Benjamin Lundy (1789-1839) was a prominent Quaker abolitionist best known for his development of abolitionist periodicals. His Genius of Universal Emancipation was first published in 1821 from his home in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, and enjoyed a wide circulation across the antebellum United States. In the 1820s, the young William Lloyd Garrison came to work for The Genius. Benjamin Lundy traveled widely seeking subscriptions to The Genius, giving talks about the anti-slavery movement, and observing and documenting the conditions of enslaved people across the Americas. He was also involved in the establishment of freed slave colonies in Mexico. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS112_B01F03_18350316_01
Subjects: Abolition; Freed slave colonies; Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839; U.S. colonization; Land settlement; United States--Foreign relations--Mexico
Places: Tamaulipas (Mexico)