United States Ex-slave Owners Registration Bureau form letter

Collection:
United States Ex-slave Owners Registration Bureau form letter
Title:
United States Ex-slave Owners Registration Bureau form letter
Date of Original:
1890/1899
Subject:
Slavery
Slaveholders--Georgia
Savannah (Ga.)--History
Slaves--Georgia
Enslaved persons--Georgia
Location:
United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
United States, Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, 32.08354, -81.09983
Medium:
form letters
letters (correspondence)
correspondence
Type:
Text
Format:
image/jp2
Description:
Form letter from the fraudulent United States Ex-slave Owners Registration Bureau assuring former slave owners that by paying a fee, the bureau would register the number of slaves they lost at the time of the Emancipation Proclamation so that they could be compensated. The United States Ex-slave owners Registration Bureau was a scam targeting former slave owners eager to be reimbursed for the loss of their slaves after the Emancipation Proclamation.
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/guan_4289_001-001
Digital Object URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/guan_4289_001-001#item
IIIF manifest:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/guan_4289_001-001/presentation/manifest.json
Language:
eng
Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
United States Ex-slave Owners Registration Bureau form letter, ms4289, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Extent:
2 pages
Holding Institution:
Hargrett Library
Rights:
Rights Statement information

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