What did An Act in Relation to Service and An Act for the Further Relief of Indian Salves and Prisoners look like in practice? What did those two laws mean in the lives of the enslaved African American and Native American women and men in Utah Territory? What were the long term implications of the legislative session? With relatively few surviving primary sources to evaluate, and none from the persepctive of the enslaved, these are difficult assessments to make. The documents in this chapter thus offer only hints at answers to these questions.
The documents here correspond with the narrative history in Chapter 8 of This Abominable Slavery.
- 5.1 Edwin D. Woolley Affidavit
- 5.2 Bill of sale, Margaret Thompson McMeans and Abraham O. Smoot sell an enslaved woman named Lucinda to Thomas S. Williams for $400.00 in Utah Territory
- 5.3 a-g Estate Settlement of David Lewis, including two "Indian boys" and an effort to sell an enslaved man named Jerry
- 5.4 a-b Indentures of two Native American children to Latter-day Saint families