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    Reverend Isaac Story Autograph Document Signed for Lease of Slave. One page, 7.75" x 5.25", Marblehead, Massachusetts, May 20, 1777. Isaac Story served as the sole minister for the town of Marblehead from 1771 until 1800, at which time he penned this brief legal instrument. It documents the lease/rental of one of Stand's young slaves.

    In part: "In consideration of the sum of thirty pounds paid me by Abraham Dodge Esqr. of Ipswich, I do . . . relinquish & make over to him . . . my Negro Boy Chance & his Services, for the space of twelve years & a third." Research reveals that Dodge was a mariner with several properties in the Ipswich area. Document is moderately age toned and lightly foxed. Minor wear along folds and at fold intersection. Fine condition.


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