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Bill of sale for slave Scippio, 1759

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Bill of sale for slave Scippio, 1759 / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 6, page 162.

Slaves were bought and sold here in Maine and throughout New England, as well as in the South. In Maine, slaves usually worked as house servants, and were considered symbols of wealth and social status.

This bill of sale is for a slave who was purchased for 8 pounds by Falmouth resident, Moses Pearson.

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