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a| Misc Mss
a| Orr, Benjamin G. q| (Benjamin Grayson), d| d. 1822.
a| Miscellaneous manuscripts, f| 1813.
a| 1 f| item (1 leaf)
a| 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.
a| 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.
a| Sold by David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books (Woodbridge, Conn.), 2012.
a| Slavery z| Washington (D.C.) y| 19th century.
a| Bills of sale. 2| aat
a| Manuscript, American y| 19th century.
a| Brent, William, d| 1775-1848.
a| McCormick, Alexander.
b| Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts a| University of Pennsylvania Library e| 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206. j| Mic Mss
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