MATERIAL: Hand-Written/Painted
TYPE: Documents (Loose)
DIMENSIONS: 12 x 8 in.
COMPONENTS: antique document; 10 pgs; large format; 7 pages hand written; 3 pages blank.
ITEM ID: 2458

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Cuban Emancipation Legal Documents (10)

DATE
Decade: 1880s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)
Notes: 1883 - 1886

This document is a set of legal documents relating to emancipation of slavery in Cuba. It was issued by “Junta Provincial de Patronato Matanzas” The case is handled by “Junta Provincial de Patronato Matanzas” which had the authority to emancipate slaves and held all legal cases relating to slavery/owner disputes. Despite the Cuban Abolition Law which was passed in 1862 many slave owners refused to grant their subjects freedom. The only way to get legal status of a free citizen was to take legal action against the owner.