Selected Primary Sources

Primary Sources on New York City Slave Revolts 1712 Revolt

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.

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,

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 )

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