Felipe Edimboro.docx

49 views1 pages
22 Apr 2012
Department
Professor

For unlimited access to Textbook Notes, a Class+ subscription is required.

History 2501
Manumission Reading
October 25, 2011
Legal rights of slaves under Spanish law
- Own and dispose of property
- Buy their/family freedom
- Owner unwilling to sell slave= cartacion
- Determine just price (2 assessors )
- Liberty= the natural state of man
- Freedom (manumission) document stating rights as a citizen
Importance of Coartacion Suits
- Evidence about slave families
- Owner/slave negotiations and relationships
- Legal attempts at compromises
CaseL Felipe Edimboro
Owner Don Francisci Sanchez
- Largest land owner in Florida
- Cattle empire
- Huge estate left behind
- Edimboro worked for him for 22 years, considered himself a Protestant, learned how to
manipulate Spanish law, baptized as a Catholic
- Once free, baptized his children
- Joined black militia
- Illiterate, needed court help to pursue legal rights (interpretor, public attorney)
- Self purchase- slow process, manipulation of self hire (slaves hired out their own time and
retained earnings, save earnings and purchase freedom)
Test Spanish emancipator law
Unlock document

This preview shows half of the first page of the document.
Unlock all 1 pages and 3 million more documents.

Already have an account? Log in

Get access

Grade+
$10 USD/m
Billed $120 USD annually
Homework Help
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
40 Verified Answers
Study Guides
1 Booster Class
Class+
$8 USD/m
Billed $96 USD annually
Homework Help
Class Notes
Textbook Notes
30 Verified Answers
Study Guides
1 Booster Class