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Middlesex County Virginia documents [Decimalized: .01-.85]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03434 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Header Record Date: 1684-1844 Pagination: 87 items Order a Copy

A collection of eighty seven documents, many regarding the slave trade in Middlesex County Virginia. Includes by-laws for Colored Ladies Lincoln Association and a document regarding a freeman emancipating an enslaved person who will be his wife. Also includes slave sales documents. The collection also includes materials relating to the Pursoll family, the Winn family, and a printed document signed by Peter V. Daniel, who later served as Supreme Court Justice. A finding aid list was created by Pierpont Morgan Library.

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