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Bain, Peter "An Inventory of Goods & Chattles Now in Posession of Peter Bain"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03461 Author/Creator: Bain, Peter Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Manuscript document Date: 1782/11/21 Pagination: 1p. 20.6 x 20.2 cm

Summary of Content: Items on the inventory include enslaved people, horses, cows, sheep, a wagon, and a loom. Some of the items are noted to have been sold to Robert Livingston, Jr.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceFinanceAgriculture and Animal HusbandryAfrican American HistorySlaverySlave SaleTextileTransportationArtisansIndustry

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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