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Collection Reference Number GLC09286
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1815 
Title Aaron Burr to a client about recovering a slave
Date 25 October 1815
Author Burr, Aaron (1756-1836)  
Document Type Correspondence; Legal document
Content Description Counsels a client on the best way to recover a slave: "If a Slave be brought from another state to the state of N York & there sold, such slave is by the laws of N York declared free. It is therefore of Moment to establish that the sale was made at New London or at least, not in N York." 1 p. With letter of Joseph Skinner forwarding on Burr's instructions regarding a suit against the Manumission Society to Jacob Gurby.
Subjects Abolition  African American History  Slavery  Law  Government and Civics  Vice President  
People Burr, Aaron (1756-1836)  
Theme African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Law; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859