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Bill of sale for 7-year-old Peter from Martha Avery to Luther Smith

Written by:
Martha Avery, American, 1751 - unknown  Search this
Subject of:
Luther Smith, American, 1755 - 1839  Search this
Isaac Smith, American, 1744 - 1817  Search this
Mary Smith, American, 1753 - 1832  Search this
Solomon Avery, American, 1729 - 1798  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, with wax
Dimensions:
H x W: 6 3/4 × 8 1/16 in. (17.1 × 20.5 cm)
Type:
bills of sale
Place made:
Gilmanton, Belknap County, New Hampshire, United States, North and Central America
Date:
February 20, 1782; reworked 1869
Topic:
African American  Search this
Children  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877  Search this
U.S. History, Revolution, 1775-1783  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Frederick L. and Lauren M. Burton
Object number:
2017.38
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd539340cb5-2462-410e-90e2-c59ec835a88b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.38
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