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Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1813.

Author/Creator:
Orr, Benjamin G. (Benjamin Grayson), d. 1822.
Publication:
1813.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 item (1 leaf)
Subjects:
Slavery -- Washington (D.C.) -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
Bills of sale.
Manuscript, American -- 19th century.
Biography/History:
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.
Summary:
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.
Contributor:
Brent, William, 1775-1848.
McCormick, Alexander.
OCLC:
817725595
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