Selected Primary Sources

Primary Sources on New York City Slave Revolts
1712 Revolt

Boston-Weekly Newsletter, April 7-12, 1712

Coroner’s Inquest of William Asht, 9 April 1712. Coroner’s Inquest of Augustus Grassett, 9 April 1712. Misc. MSS NYC, Box 4, Manuscripts Collection, Misc. MSS NYC, Box 4, 

Manuscripts Collection, New- York Historical Society. Coroner’s Inquest of Adrian Hooglant, 9 April 1712. New York Public Library Manuscripts and Archives.

Hastings, Hugh. 1902. Ecclesiastical Records, State of New York, Vol III. Albany: J.B. Lyon Company

Governor Robert Hunter. Letters to the Lords of Trade. Public Records Office (London), CO5 1091.

Minutes of the Privy Council. 1712. Public Records Office, London, PC2/A84

Minutes of the Common Council of the City of New York, 1675-1776. 1905. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co.

Minutes of the Supreme Court of Judicature. 1712. Pp 399-427. New York City Municipal Archives.

Minutes of the Quarter Sessions 1694-1731, pp 214-241. New York City Municipal Archives.

O’Callaghan, E.B. 1850. The Documentary History of the State of New-York. Albany: Weed, Parsons & Co.

———. 1855. Documents Relative to the Colonial History of New York. Albany: Weed & Parson’s.———. 1929. Calendar of New York Colonial Commisions, 1680-1770.
Philipse, Adolph. Will of Adolph Philipse. Manuscripts Division Collection, New-York Historical Society

The Laws of His Majesties Colony of New York. 1719. London: William Bradford.

Van Dam, Rip. Inventory of the Estate of Rip Van Dam .1749. Misc. MSS, Manuscripts Collection, New- York Historical society.

1708 Revolt

Boston-Weekly Newsletter, Feb. 10, 1708; Feb 16-23, 1708

Lord Cornbury. Letter to the Board of Trade. 10 February, 1708. Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the City of New York, E.B. O’Callahan, 39. Albany: Weed & Parsons, 1855.

Riker, James Papers. In New York Public Library, MSS. and Archives Section.

Town Minutes of Newtown. New York:: Historical Records Survey, 1940.

Primary Sources on Slave Ship Revolts

Atlantic Slave Trade Database, https://www.slavevoyages.org/voyage/database

Bandinel, James. 1842. Some Account of the Trade in Slaves from Africa as Connected with Europe and America.

Burton, Richard. 1966. A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahomey. New York: Praeger Publishers.

Brooke, Richard. 1853. Liverpool as it was During the Last Quarter of the Eighteenth Century. Liverpool: Liverpool Publishing House. (The Thomas, 236)

Donnan, Elizabeth. 1965. Documents Illustrative of the History of the Slave Trade to America. 4 vols. New York: Octagon Books, Inc.

Hair, Paul, ed. 1992. Barbot on Guinea The Writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa, 1678-1712. 2 Vols. London: The Hakluyt Society.

Log of The Unity of Liverpool on a Slaving Voyage to Holland, Africa and Jamaica, Robert Norris, Captain (Link https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/c2eaac16-fa47-42b3-aefc-4d1c8d1de38f )