Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1813.
1 item (1 leaf)
- Slavery -- Washington (D.C.) -- 19th century.
- Bills of sale.
Manuscript, American -- 19th century.
- Orr was the fourth mayor of Washington, D.C., elected by the council of aldermen in 1817 and serving for two years. Orr, probably born in Virginia, was a grocer in Georgetown; he moved into the city in 1812 and was elected an Alderman, but resigned one year later and became a supplier to U.S. Army brigades in Ohio and Michigan. Alexander McCormack was a store owner in the District of Columbia. He brought a claim before the United States Congress in 1817 asking to be paid the value of his property plundered by the British forces during their invasion of 1814.
- Partial copy of a bill of sale, dated March 1813, in the sum of seven pounds and ten shillings for a Negro slave named William. Received to be recorded on 30 March 1813 and examined by William Brent, Clerk of the Circuit Court. The slave was sold to Alexander McCormick.
- Penn Provenance:
- Sold by David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books (Woodbridge, Conn.), 2012.
- Brent, William, 1775-1848.
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