Commonwealth v. Lambert Smyth, Philadelphia, 1810

In this document, which can be found on pages 7-10 of the Manumissions papers, describes the case of Silva, a teenaged Cuban girl who was brought from Cuba to Rhode Island. She was manumitted upon arrival, but forced to serve a period of indentured servitude. The PAS argued that this was a violation of the 1807 Act of Congress outlawing the importation of slaves