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Wright, James James Wright, of Haverhill... [Merchant will not sell sugar due to slave labor]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04614 Author/Creator: Wright, James Place Written: Haverhill, England Type: Broadsides Date: circa 1791 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Printed at Bury by P. Gedge, Agent to the Sun Fire Office.

People: Wright, James

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Merchants and Trade, Commerce, Diet and nutrition, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Labor, African American History, Slavery

Sub Era: The War for Independence