Havana: 1845. Each document 8-1/2" x 12-1/2," entirely in ink manuscript with decorative official printed ornamentation at head of each, and signature "O''Donnell" in the left margins. Very Good.
Leopoldo O'Donnell y Jorris, 1st Duke of Tetuán (1809-1867) was a Spaniard of Irish ancestry from Tenerife. He went to Cuba as Captain General in 1843 and later served three separate stints as prime minister of Spain. He approved each of these requests for travel. The named Cuban Slaves are of "Ganga" ancestry; they or their ancestors were taken as slaves from their homes in Sierra Leone. The documents all dated in October 1845.
These requests were made to transfer the slave from one hacienda to another for work purposes [the terms of work engagement frequently stated here]. Item #37206