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Cherokee Nation Bill of sale for 47 black slaves to Michael Deloach

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07369 Author/Creator: Cherokee Nation Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 1780 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 22.3 x 19.6 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07369 Author/Creator: Cherokee Nation Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 1780 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 22.3 x 19.6 cm

Summary of Content: Bill totals $16,000.

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: American Indian HistorySlaverySlave SaleAfrican American History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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