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Henry Sewall letter to son concerning slavery, 1821

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Henry Sewall of Augusta wrote to his son about the likely negative outcome of trying to bring his Maryland slaves to Maine, where they would be free. He also discusses his financial situation with his son.

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  • Title: Henry Sewall letter to son concerning slavery, 1821
  • Creator: Sewall, Henry
  • Creation Date: 1821-08-12
  • Subject Date: 1821
  • Town: Augusta
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: MD, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 2142, Box 1/3
  • Collection: Sewall Family letters
  • Object Type: Text

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