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Hall, Lyman (1724-1790) [Document authorizing the distribution of confiscated slaves from Tory plantations to veterans of the Revolution]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09104 Author/Creator: Hall, Lyman (1724-1790) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 26 March 1783 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: "Ordered that the Commissioners, of the Confiscated and Annexed Estates, furnish Mr. Henry Ellison with such Numbers of Negroes, as he is Entitled to Receive, by Virtue of his Certificates in Col. Jackson's Corps, agreeable to the Laws of this State & that this Order do issue in Favour of Mr. Ellison..." Docketed "An order for negros to H. Allison."

People: Hall, Lyman, 1724-1790.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Abolition, Slave Rebellion, African American History, Soldier's Pay, Continental Army, Military History

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