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In Havana, Cuba on July 30, 1857, Dr. Jose Ma. Morales purchased an insurance policy on the life of a slave for a term of four years from La Protectora Compania General Cubana de Seguros Mutuos Sobre la Vida de los Esclavos (The Protector General Mutual Insurance Company of Cuba for the Lives of Slaves). The slave, named Carlota, is described as being 26 years old, of robust constitution, with a small forehead and mouth, a short nose, and black eyes. Slave insurance policy, Cuba, 1857