1817 Membership or participation: Samuel Lane

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Title
1817 Membership or participation: Samuel Lane
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00011
Source
Permission slip for Samuel Lane to join the African Association, by Andrew Kirkpatrick
African Association of New Brunswick Minute Book
Permission slip for Samuel Lane to join the African Association, by Andrew Kirkpatrick. January 15, 1817. African Association of New Brunswick (N.J.). Minute Book, 1817-1824 (MC 50). Loose slip glued to a back page in the Minute Book. Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
Membership roll for 1817, appearing on page 3. African Association of New Brunswick (N.J.). Minute Book, 1817-1824 (MC 50). Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
Event Description
Samuel Lane was one of the founding members of the African Association of New Brunswick, and his name appears on the first list of subscribers in January 1817. Lane was enslaved at this time. He received a permission slip from enslaver Andrew Kirkpatrick to join the organization.

The following is a transcript of the permission slip signed by Andrew Kirkpatrick:

"I do hereby give permission to my man Sam to become a member of and to attend the African Society in the city of New Brunswick, and to join them in all such things as shall be lawful and necessary, and at the same time consistent with his condition as a slave.



15 Jan. 17. And Kirkpatrick"
Event Type
Membership or participation
Date
15 January 1817
Primary Participant
Samuel Lane
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Samuel Lane ***
Role: Member
Age category: Adult
Status: Enslaved
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Andrew Kirkpatrick (1756-1831)
Verbatim description from source:
"my man Sam...a slave"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Andrew Kirkpatrick (1756-1831)
Role: Enslaver - Permission Grantor
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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