From the series: Coastwise Slave Manifests, 1820 - 1860. Records of the U.S. Customs Service
This item is a slave manifest from the brig Alo, listing forty-eight slaves who were transported to Mobile, Alabama.
On January 1, 1808, Congress prohibited the foreign importation of slaves into the United States. However, slaves were still sold and transported within the borders of the United States. In order to document the movement of this human cargo from port to port the Customs Service created specific manifests such as this list.