Document; Solomons, Ezekiel; St-Martin, Adhemar; Morison, Charles; Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States; 1801 August 20
Two documents related to Ezekiel Solomons (1760-180?) and the slave trade in the early northwest. The first document (7 pp.) is an appointment from James Reid the prothonotary Michilimackinac, to Dr. David Mitchell, Ezekiel Solomons, Joseph Laframboise, and Isidore Lacroix authorizing them to serve on a commission to take depositions related to questions of property ownership. This document also includes five pages of questions to be posed by the commissioners. The second document (also 7 pp.) consists of the responses in French to these questions by Adhemar St-Martin and Charles Morison both of Michilimackinac. Both men’s answers relate to the trade in enslaved people in what are now Michigan and Ontario.
Solomons, Ezekiel; St-Martin, Adhemar; Morison, Charles
Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica (University of Pennsylvania)