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Collection Reference Number GLC08905
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1838 
Title Hopkins Brothers to William B. Stone discussing debts and financial arrangements
Date 13 March 1838
Author Hopkins Brothers (fl. 1838)  
Recipient Stone, William B.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses debts and financial arrangements. Also comments on slaves being used as collateral: "We regret that you have had so much trouble with Keybird the lien on the Negroes is ample security for our debt." Hopkins Brothers was a commission firm founded by Johns Hopkins (who also founded the university named for him). Stone was possibly the William B. Stone who was a merchant in Port Tobacco and Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Subjects African American History  Slavery  Debt  Finance  
People Stone, William B. (fl. 1838)  
Place written Baltimore, Maryland
Theme African Americans; Slavery & Abolition
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859