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    [Slavery] Sarah Alexander Slave Receipt Signed, 7" x 1.5", "for the consideration for a Negro man named Harry sold to Genl. Morris." "Lady Sterling" is written on the verso. Alexander was the daughter of Philip Livingston and the wife of William Alexander, Lord Sterling.

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    The receipt reads in full, "Received New York 11th Sept. 94 the sum of £40 in full for the consideration for a Negro man named Harry sold to Genl. Morris. [Signed] Sarah Alexander." "Genl. Morris" is Lewis Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a general in the New York state militia during the Revolutionary War.



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    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    8th-9th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 2
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