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Livingston, Robert, Jr. Information given by Icholbald Hubbel concerning Robert, Jr.' s slave, Thom

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.03419 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert, Jr. Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Manuscript Date: 1782/07/10 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: The document relates information regarding the whereabouts of Robert, Jr.'s slave, Thom, who seems to have fled and now claims to be a free man. Docketed on verso.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: African American History, Slavery, Runaway Slave, Fugitive Slave Act, Freemen

Sub Era: The War for Independence