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Burr, Aaron (1756-1836)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09286 Author/Creator: Burr, Aaron (1756-1836) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 October 1815 Pagination: 2 p.

Summary of Content: Counsels a client on the best way to recover a slave: "If a Slave be brought from another state to the state of N York & there sold, such slave is by the laws of N York declared free. It is therefore of Moment to establish that the sale was made at New London or at least, not in N York." 1 p. With ALS of Joseph Skinner forwarding on Burr's instructions regarding a suit against the Manumission Society to Jacob Gurby.


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: AbolitionAfrican American HistorySlaveryLawGovernment and CivicsVice President

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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