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    George Mason and Slavery - John Mason Autograph Document Signed "J. Mason". One page, 8" x 13", Georgetown, July 9, 1832. John Mason (1766-1849) was the eighth surviving child of George Mason, signer of the Constitution, was a prominent Georgetown merchant, president of the Bank of Columbia as well as the Columbia Foundry and the Potowmack Canal Company. In this document, Mason executes a deed of gift to his daughter Anna Maria Mason "as her slave for life...a certain Negroe Girl named Sarah, now about fifteen years of age..." Offered together with a contemporary manuscript copy of John Mason's 1847 will. Usual folds, some with minor splits, else very good.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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