Birth record for Peter, son of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Abraham Blauvelt

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Title

Birth record for Peter, son of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Abraham Blauvelt

Description

Slaveholder Abraham Blauvelt (Queen's College alum 1789 and long-time trustee) reports that Hannah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Peter on January 29, 1812.

Date

1813-03-01

Temporal Coverage

1812-01-29

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

Peter.

I, Abraham Blauvelt, of the township of North Brunswick in the county of Middlesex New Jersey Printer certify that a male negro child called Peter was born of my slave Hannah at the township aforesaid on the twenty ninth day of January eighteen hundred and twelve. - Witness my hand this first day of March in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and thirteen.


-- Abm Blauvelt


Received March 1st, 1813 Recorded -

Page

51

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Archival collection

Middlesex County (N.J.). Records, 1688-1929 (MC 784.1)

Archival location

Birth of Slaves, 1804-1844

Citation

Middlesex County Clerk, “Birth record for Peter, son of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Abraham Blauvelt,” Rutgers Scarlet and Black Project, accessed June 24, 2021, https://www.scarletandblackproject.com/archive/items/show/53.