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    [Slavery]. William Wirt Autograph Letter Signed "Wm Wirt." Two integral pages, 8" x 10", Baltimore, December 7, 1832, to William Rawle in response to his question, "'Can a slave by the laws of Maryland, with or without the consent of his master, contract marriage so as to render the issue legitimate?'" Wirt, former U. S. attorney general, replies, in part: "Certainly not. A slave can make no contract, and marriage is a contract. A slave has no legal will, which is essential to a contract of any kind..." Upper left corner discolored, else fine.

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    October, 2012
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
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