Archive[SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. A group of two documents recording the sale of enslaved persons in Cuba. Dated 1872. Two folio pages with Cuban government seals from ledger recording legal events in eastern Cuba. 8.25 x 12.5 inches. Dated 1872-1877, and with Cuban government seals. These two documents record the sale of a 29 year old "parda criolla" woman named Militina --(sp?), and a 22 year old woman named Florencia, for the sum of 500 pesos. The price of slaves gradually rose throughout the nineteenth century with a peak average of 673 pesos per slave in 1870. These high prices, driven by increased global demand for sugar and disruptions in the transatlantic slave trade, played a part in ending the practice Some chipping to edges, with ink bleeding and discoloration, but overall in good condition.