Mexican land grant contract to Benjamin Lundy, March 10, 1835 (Spanish)   Save
Benjamin Lundy Papers
Description: Legal document in Spanish from the government of Tamaulipas, Mexico, to Benjamin Lundy, which appears to grant Lundy the rights of empresario for his proposed colony for freed slaves in Tamaulipas. This document appears to be truncated; it ends abruptly after 2 pages. Collection also includes a period translation of this contract with Lundy in English, which appears to contain the full text of the agreement. 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_1835XX_01
Subjects: Freed slave colonies; Abolitionists; Land settlement; Quakers; Society of Friends; United States--Foreign relations--Mexico; Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839
Places: Tamaulipas (Mexico)