Gor versus earth - Part 28

  • Tal dear reader,

    My 28th "Gor versus earth" is inspired by the story written by Adira of Alduras, "The Notary" (which you can read here) and without giving away to much about the story it touches the matter of slave papers.

    Slavery in America started in 1619 when the privateer The White Lion brought 20 African slaves ashore in the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia. The crew had seized the Africans from the Portuguese slave ship Sao Jao Bautista.

    Throughout the 17th century, European settlers in North America turned to African slaves as a cheaper, more plentiful labor source than indentured servants, who were mostly poor Europeans.

    Portugal and Britain were the two most 'successful' slave-trading countries accounting for about 70% of all Africans transported to the Americas. Britain was the most dominant between 1640 and 1807 when the British slave trade was abolished.

    The profits of slavery were plowed back into the economy and helped to develop industry in Britain and its colonies. Manchester became an important textile center, where factories made cloth from cheap slave picked cotton.

    Papers where made by each sale of a slave.

    In this slave bill of sale, Gilleyam Cornel sold "one certain neger girl called Anna" to Jan (John) Lefferts for the sum of thirty-eight pounds. Because Gilleyam Cornel was illiterate, he signed the document not with a signature, but with "his mark."

    On Gor; slave trade papers were made too :

    "Misk looked at her for a long time, his antennae focused. "It will be arranged," said he, "that you will be placed as a slave in the House of Cernus, as a member of the staff of Caprus. Papers will be prepared on you and you will be transmitted to the House of Clark in Thentis, whence you will be taken by tarn caravan to Ar, where you will be sold privately, your purchase to be effected by the agents of the House of Cernus, under the instructions of Caprus."
    Assassin of Gor, Page 72

    "The papers of most of the girls, including those of Elizabeth, Virginia, and Phyllis, had been transmitted days before to tHo-Tu, who held considerable power in the House of Cernus, had decided to sell at the Love Feast, so arrived at the Curulean. Virginia, thanks to Ho-Tu, need not fear that the forward Lana would be likely to soon grace the leash of her Relius. When the members of the staff of the Curulean are satisfied that the girl's papers are in order the ticket with her lot number is stamped approved."
    Assassin of Gor, Page 283

    "The slave is awarded to Ulafi of Schendi," ruled the praetor.
    There were cheers from the men present, and Gorean applause, the striking of the left shoulder with the right hand.
    "My thanks, Praetor," said Ulafi, receiving back the slave papers from the magistrate."
    Explorers of Gor, Page 68

    But not always ...

    "Are there papers on her?" I asked the guardsman.
    "No," said the guardsman. Most Gorean slaves do not have papers. The brand and collar are deemed sufficient."
    Explorers of Gor, Page 75

    Also worth mentioning...

    "Some female slaves, incidentally, have a pedigreed lineage going back through several generations of slave matings, and their masters hold the papers to prove this. It is a felony in Gorean law to forge or falsify such papers."
    Savages of Gor, Page 69

    I wish you well,

    Yahto

1 comment
  • Adira of Alduras
    Adira of Alduras Oh Master, I do LOVE your series and it's so special, that you were inspired by my story. Inspires me to post another story soon! Thank you so much for this, Master *slave bows respectfully*
    November 17, 2019