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He was the youngest son of General Green Clay and Sally Lewis Clay.Although raised by one of the wealthiest landowners and largest slaveholders in Kentucky, Cassius did not approve of the institution of slavery. Clay was very well educated for the time, attending both Transylvania University and Yale University, earning a Law degree.
Continued to fight for equal rights for African Americans to the end of his life.It was while he was at Yale that Clay heard the famous abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison speak. Afterwards Clay devoted a great portion of his life to speaking out against the "peculiar institution" and fought for the gradual emancipation of slaves, freeing the slaves that he legally owned in 1844.Clay's opinions regarding slavery did not meet with much approval; however he did not let widespread opinion deter him.This paper formally declared GILLA to be a free girl of color and a certificate of freedom is granted to her. dated October 15, 1831, noted on the face is that the letter was to be sent by the Steamboat "Cotton Plant" to Arcadia Landing on the Mississippi River in St. The letter is in regard to a host of plantation supplies also being shipped on the steamboat "Cotton Plant" to Mather along with prices and comments on availability of items ordered.A $400 penalty sum was paid by Clay to complete the manumission. The writer specifically notes that he cannot ship the "woolens for the Negro woman" as they are scarce and high this season but will send it to him at the first opportunity.While serving as Ambassador to Russia, Clay was very influential in negotiating the United States' purchase of Alaska from Russia. Clay was once a member of the Whig Party, but later left and became an ardent supporter of the Republican Party, assisting in the establishment of that party.
For a time, Clay was also a Democrat to protest the harsh policies of the Grant Administration towards the southern states.
Very fine............................................., Born October 19, 1810 at Clermont near Richmond, KY, the son of General Green Clay and Sally Lewis Clay.
Attended both Yale University and Transylvania University, earned a law degree.
All are dated January 13th, 1845 and finalized the next day January 14th, 1845.
All datelined at Fayette County, Lexington, KY.[a] Manumission paper for the Negro man belonging to C. Clay named DAVID aged 31 years of age about 6 foot in height and of dark complexion and a stout person.
Lee saw the potential threat to Richmond and ordered a counterattack on September 30. Fort Burnham remained in Union hands until the end of the war. Fueled by the sugar industry, slaves were constantly imported from Africa into Barbados due to the "triangle trade." A rare example of the earliest image of a slave shown on a coin, nice very fine.........................................., c. This halfpenny token, which was manufactured in Birmingham, England bears the seal of the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade on the obverse (or front). This late 18th Century British anti-slavery token propagandized the abolitionist sentiment throughout the British Empire and contributed to the ultimate outlawing of slavery in British held lands in 1833.