Manuscript Passport for ‘Agapito’, a Slave, Brazil dated June 7, 1880

Folio, one page, inscribed in ink on light green paper, folded, in very good clean and legible condition, Brazilian revenue stamp on verso.

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Brazil was the last country in the western world to abolish slavery. By the time it was abolished in 1888, an estimated four million slaves had been imported from Africa to Brazil, 40 % of the total number of slaves brought to the Americas.

The text, in Portuguese, notes that this is Passport number 11, and contains the description of the slave, named Agapito, who was 31 years old, regular height, round face, curly hair, flat nose, regular mouth, black color, and little beard. Agapito was owned by the captain João Francisco de Carvalho, sealed, Brazil June 7, 1880.