Authentic slave ball manufactured mid to late 1600s (above, left), with unique handle (approx.
50 lb.), -- used on the known London-based slave ship, Henrietta Marie, the oldest identifiable slave ship wreck in the world (July 1700); featured in National Geographic's (August, 2002) -- for "trouble-makers", #3 written on it.
When Delany returned to the United States, however, the Civil War was in progress and prospects of freedom for African Americans were brighter.
President Abraham Lincoln appointed him as a major in the infantry in charge of recruiting all-African American Union units.
(7 x 12), some toning and signs of wear, heavy horizontal crease fold with a small tear in the center, otherwise Good condition. This government was designed to be temporary, but was in place until June 2, 1784, when another constitution was adopted.
John Langdon (1741-1819) was a delegate to Continental Congress from New Hampshire, 1775-76, 1787; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; President of New Hampshire, 1785-86; 1788-89; member, U. This one was amended in 1792, with no further changes made until 1852 44.
Artifacts found at the site proved particularly helpful in creating a picture of shipboard life and the practices of the slave trade. 5" ball with a 4" handle built into the ball when the ball was cast. We got them from a gentleman at the Slave Coast castle in Ghana.
In 1843 Delany founded one of the earliest African American newspapers, the Mystery, devoted particularly to the abolition of slavery.
Proud of his African ancestry, Delany advocated unrestricted equality for African Americans, and he participated in conventions to protest slavery.
It was discovered in a large box of early, hand drawn slides and a lantern.
There are no markings on the slide to indicate age or maker.