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Collection Reference Number GLC04868
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1823 
Title Charles Williams to William Gibbons regarding a slave he has just purchased
Date 9 April 1823
Author Carroll, Charles (1737-1832)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writing to his overseer regarding a slave he has just purchased, a blacksmith named Clem. Says Clem does not get special treatment but that "he was promised, if sold, that his wife should live with him." Also discusses buying horses. Signed "Ch. Carroll of Carrollton."
Subjects Slavery  Slave Sale  African American History  Women's History  Marriage  Artisans  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  
People Carroll, Charles (1737-1832)  Gibbons, William (fl. 1822-1824)  
Place written Baltimore, Maryland
Theme Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Agriculture
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Charles Carroll was a Senator from Maryland and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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