National Archives at Atlanta

Slave Manifests for Charleston

On March 2, 1807, Congress passed a law prohibiting the importation of slaves into the United States beginning January 1, 1808. This Act required that all vessels of 40 tons or more carrying slaves in the coastwise trade file duplicate manifests at the ports of origin and destination, pledging that the slave had not been imported into the U.S. after 1807.

Please check back soon for the addition of manifests from Mobile and Savannah.

Beaufort, S.C. Slave Manifests (Outbound)

Charleston, S.C. Slave Manifests (Inbound)