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1.  Bill of sale for purchase of female enslaved person, Bridgette, by Henry Shaw in 1838.

Bill of sale for purchase of female enslaved person, Bridgette, by Henry Shaw in 1838. See PHO2020-0031. 



1838

2.  Bill of sale for purchase of female enslaved person, Bridgette, by Henry Shaw in 1838. Back of record.

Bill of sale for purchase of female enslaved person, Bridgette, by Henry Shaw in 1838. Back of record. See PHO2020-0030. 



1838

3.  Record of wages accrued by enslaved person, Bridgette, for Henry Shaw.

Record of wages accrued by enslaved person, Bridgette, for Henry Shaw. 



1842

4.  Receipt of doctor visit from a Dr. Vitalis to Henry Shaw for enslaved person Bridgette. Reciept is in French and dated September 17, 1842.

St. Louis, Missouri September 17, 1842 To: Mr. Henry Shaw [???] hotel / Doctor Vitalis takes the liberty of giving below to Mr. Henry Shaw, the detailed account of medical care to be given during his absence, of the slave Brigitte and her little mulatto son. To Know: 1844 May 22. Visit to Brigitte’s child for worm fever, and, returned measles. Pursuit of a wrongly given purgative $2.00 [May?] 23. Prescription and medication visit, at the same time very badly $2.50 [May?] 24. Vesication and medication given [???] $3.00 [May?] 25. [?] [??] Dressings $2.50 [May?] 27. [?] [??] [and? al?] $2.00 [May?] 28. [?] [??] [and? al?] [red wax mark] [May?] 29. [?] prescription for convalescence $2.00 / July 1st Visit, prescription, vesication (blister treatment) behind the ears, and incision of the gums to the same child, for difficult dentition and original dysentery. ey. $4.00 [July?] 7. Visit to the mother for false pleurisy and fevers [etc.] $2.00 [July?] 9. Visit to the same for verification. (recovered) $2.00 Total: $24.00 (Vesication is a form of treatment which causes blistering on the skin which is no longer is used.) See PHO2020-0035. 



1842

5.  Receipt of doctor visit from a Dr. Vitalis to Henry Shaw for enslaved person Bridgette. Dated September 17, 1842.

Receipt of doctor visit from a Dr. Vitalis to Henry Shaw for enslaved person Bridgette. Dated September 17, 1842. Back of record. See PHO2020-0034. 



1842

6.  Page one of Henry Shaw's voided will from 1851.

Page one of Henry Shaw's voided will from May 12, 1851. The will was voided on November 18, 1861. 



1851

7.  Page two of Henry Shaw's voided will from 1851.

Page two of Henry Shaw's voided will from May 12, 1851. The will was voided on November 18, 1861. 



1851

8.  Page three of Henry Shaw's voided will from 1851.

Page three of Henry Shaw's voided will from May 12, 1851. The will was voided on November 18, 1861. 



1851

9.  Page four of Henry Shaw's voided will from 1851.

Page four of Henry Shaw's voided will from May 12, 1851. The will was voided on November 18, 1861. 



1851

10.  Public auction of enslaved people circa 1850.

While a merchant in St. Louis Shaw began buying enslaved people in the 1820s with the earliest existing record being that of Peach in 1828. 1850 census records indicate Shaw owned nine enslaved people and by 1853 that number had grown to eleven, 1860 census records show him with eight enslaved people. Their names were not listed in either the 1850 or 1860 U.S. Census. Please see the historical timeline section for more information on this subject. Image is for reference. 




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