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Dear Ms. Grigsby,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We suggest that you review the National Archives African American Research website, the FamilySearch research wiki on African American Genealogy as well as the document Federal Records that Help Identify Former Slaves and Slave Owners.
We searched the Library of Congress catalog and found 36 records from 1833 New Orleans newspapers that may contain advertisements or notices related to sales or auctions by Isaac Franklin and John Armfield. We also suggest you contact the Freedom House Museum in Alexandria, VA for information on the business papers of Franklin & Armfield.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
I cannot provide you with more information on Washington Bell, but think this article pertains in general to him and the others on the ship and other ships https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/slavery-trail-of-tears-180956968/
The first page of the slave ship manifest states that the ship was in route to Natchez Mississippi via New Orleans. Looking for Washington bell after 1833 should probably be done in Mississippi, not Louisiana.