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Letter, 1850, of Dr. William Wirt, of "Bleak Hall," Westmoreland County, Va., to Lawrence Washington, of "Oak Grove," Westmoreland County, Va., concerning the hiring out of several African-American slaves.

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Description

The letter concerns the hiring out of an African-American slave named Ross, and the occupations of some of the slaves he wished to hire out in 1851, and includes a list of slaves hired out in 1850 and to whom.

Date

1850-12-12