Letter from Robert Secot to Robert Owen

Scope and Content

Manuscript letter from Secot, writing from New Orleans who has been a sugar planter for the past 18 years and is now on his way to Europe. He is freeing 26 of his young slaves to Owen to take charge of, and also says he is willing to give five thousand dollars to provide for them.

On the reverse of the letter is a note to say that Mr Secot's request has been declined and recommends that Secot enter into correspondence with a Mr Lundy of Baltimore. This note is signed 'R D O' which is presumably Owen's son, Robert Dale.


Stamped number: 124