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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) to Jeremiah A. Goodman re: cancelling sale of 3-year old slave

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01084 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Monticello Type: Autograph document signed Date: 30 July 1817 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Goodman was Jefferson's former plantation overseer at Poplar Forest. Apparently this repurchase agreement was to keep Sally, daughter of a slave named Aggy, from being separated from her mother. The document has also been docketed by other people, regarding payment.

People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Slavery, Children and Family, Women's History, African American History, President Monticello, Slave Sale

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery