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Newspaper, a complete and authentic issue of The Globe, City of Washington, September 16, 1831, 4pp., disbound. As a direct result of the anxiety created by the Nat Turner Slave Rebellion which occurred late August 1831, the City of Washington Mayor issues this “Proclamation ... An Act Concerning free Negroes, Mulattoes, and Slaves.” Presented in 13 Sections, the act legalizes restrictions on Blacks. In small part, “Be it enacted ... board of common council of the city of Washington. That within thirty days after the first day of October next, it shall be the duty of all free black or mulatto persons, males, of the age of sixteen, and females of the age of fourteen years ...to exhibit satisfactory evidence of their title to freedom. ... That if any free black or mulatto person, shall be found playing at cards, dice, or any other game ...shall forfeit and pay a fine not exceeding ten dollars. That all free black or mulatto persons are prohibited from having a dance, ball, or assembly, at his, her, or their house ... No free black or mulatto person shall be allowed to go at large through the city of Washington, at a later hour than ten o'clock at night ... That all free black or mulatto persons who shall be found drunk in the public streets, open grounds or tippling-houses, or guilty of obscene and profane language..pay a sum not exceeding three dollars. ...That it shall not be lawful for any resident of this city to employ, harbour, or conceal, any free black or mulatto person who cannot produce a permit ...”
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The City of Washington Places Restrictions on Blacks in 1831

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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $1,089.00
Estimate: $50 - $100
Auction closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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