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1794 Historic Sarah Alexander, Slave Receipt
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Black History
A Negro Man Is Sold To Declaration of Independence Signer "Genl. (Lewis) Morris" By "Lady Sterling" The Wife of William Alexander, Lord Sterling 1794
1794-Dated, Federal Period, Wife of William Alexander, Lord Sterling, Sarah Alexander, Manuscript Slave Receipt Signed, "Sarah Alexander", measuring 7" x 1.5", "for the consideration for a Negro man named Harry sold to Genl. Morris." with "Lady Sterling" written on the verso. Alexander was the daughter of Philip Livingston, Choice Extremely Fine.
This Manuscript Receipt, measuring 7" x 1.5" nicely written on clean period laid paper which reads, in full:
"Received New York 11th Sept. 94 the sum of 40 in full for the consideration for a Negro man named Harry sold to Genl. Morris. - (Signed) Sarah Alexander."
"Genl. Morris" mentioned here is Lewis Morris, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence and a General in the New York State Militia during the American Revolutionary War. An extraordinary, Slave Sale Receipt connecting two major figures in the founding of the United States of America who were both Slave holders.
KEYWORDS:
Black History, Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War, Colonial America, Slavery

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1794 Historic Sarah Alexander, Slave Receipt

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0161: 1794 Historic Sarah Alexander, Slave Receipt

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Black History
A Negro Man Is Sold To Declaration of Independence Signer "Genl. (Lewis) Morris" By "Lady Sterling" The Wife of William Alexander, Lord Sterling 1794
1794-Dated, Federal Period, Wife of William Alexander, Lord Sterling, Sarah Alexander, Manuscript Slave Receipt Signed, "Sarah Alexander", measuring 7" x 1.5", "for the consideration for a Negro man named Harry sold to Genl. Morris." with "Lady Sterling" written on the verso. Alexander was the daughter of Philip Livingston, Choice Extremely Fine.
This Manuscript Receipt, measuring 7" x 1.5" nicely written on clean period laid paper which reads, in full:
"Received New York 11th Sept. 94 the sum of 40 in full for the consideration for a Negro man named Harry sold to Genl. Morris. - (Signed) Sarah Alexander."
"Genl. Morris" mentioned here is Lewis Morris, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence and a General in the New York State Militia during the American Revolutionary War. An extraordinary, Slave Sale Receipt connecting two major figures in the founding of the United States of America who were both Slave holders.
KEYWORDS:
Black History, Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War, Colonial America, Slavery

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