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Holdensby, J. (1855-) [Hiring Announcement]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09302.002 Author/Creator: Holdensby, J. (1855-) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 5 December 1855 Pagination: 1 p. ; 11 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: "...to hire out ten negroes consisting of men, women, and children..."

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: SlaveryAfrican American HistoryAgriculture and Animal HusbandryFinanceWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyWhigsElectionPoliticsEnslaved people

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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