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Slavery Collection, 1709-1864
[Letter from Rd. Adams to Messrs. Samuel & Wm. Vernon]
Adams, RichardVernon, William, 1719-1806Vernon, Samuel, 1711-1792Tanner, William, CaptainDuncan, John, CaptainGriffin, WilliamRobinson, John, 1705-1766Chiswell, SusanAdams & Griffin
Mss Collection - Slavery Collection
Manuscript copy of a letter from Adams & Griffin of Richmond [Virginia] to William and Samuel Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island dated February 8, 1771, regarding payments to Captain William Tanner for shipments and discussing the slave market in Richmond in anticipation of a slave shipment from "the Coast" delivered by Captain John Duncan. Followed by a letter in which Adams & Griffin further report on the state of the Richmond market, noting the great demand for slaves. In companion letter, Richard Adams mentions the marriage of William Griffin to Susan Chiswell, widow of John Robinson.
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