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Doak, Robert (fl. 1856) to Robert Doak

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09710 Author/Creator: Doak, Robert (fl. 1856) Place Written: Shelby County, Kentucky Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 September 1856 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.5 x 18.8

Summary of Content: One letter dated Shelby County, Ky, September 21, 1856 from Robert Doak to James Maguire, regarding the conditions of the will of Thomas Chambers. Has requested that enslaved people who worked for him should be freed and compensated $2,000. His estate after evaluation would be split among his wife's family, his family and other acquaintances. Doak enclosed a dollar owed by him to Maguire for a table purchased at a sale which he had not paid him yet.

People: Chambers, Thomas, -1856
Maguire, James, fl. 1865
Doak, Robert, fl. 1856

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: SlaveryDebtDeathFriendshipEnslaved peoplePaymentManumission

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery

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