Autographed Letter Signed about Slavery

MORRIS, Richard

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Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1852

Description: 3 pages, 10 x 8 inches, New York, January 20, 1852, signed "Richard." Richard Morris and his brother Jacob -- the addressee of the letter -- were members of the Morris family dynasty and grandchildren of the signer of the Declaration of Independence and a drafter of the Constitution. As slave traders, the Morris family was facing economic difficulties and a very uncertain political atmosphere in the South, and thus made plans to dispose of some plantation and slave holdings. In part: "...also the funds you may receive on the sale of Lopky Charles or the other negros the sooner I am enabled to put out the hospital [sic] (I have) over $20,000 from all my Southern property..." Several folds; very good condition.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 246982


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