Lot 24[SLAVERY-NEW YORK]
Third Census of the State of New-York. [New York or Albany: no imprint, 1812]. Broadsheet printed in seven columns, the certification at foot signed in print by Robert Finn, Deputy Clerk. Approximately 22 x 17 1/2 inches (56.5 x 46 cm); framed. Old folds with losses and one old tape remnant affecting the text along the horizontal center fold, old dampstain at bottom right corner, the left edge irregular and with losses but with ample margin, tipped at upper corners to card backing.
A rare census listing the population within each town of each New York county, including a count of slaves. The most slaves are found in the "City and County of New York" in which there are listed "96,373 inhabitants, of whom 1,686 are slaves." Three counties report containing no slaves. Scarce: we trace no copies of this broadside at auction.
C Property of a New York Collector
Sold for $375
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