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Deed of gift, slave "Ben son of Suky", 1794


Summary:1794 deed of gift from Samuel Hepburn to his son John Muir Hepburn in consideration of the natural love and affection and the sum of 5 shillings. The gift was one Negro Boy Slave named Ben, the son of Suky. Signed by Sam Hepburn and David Crawford, Associate Justice for Prince George's County, Maryland.
Creator:Hepburn, Samuel
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Prince George's County
Temporal subject: 1791-1800
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Prince George's County
Topical subjects:Hepburn family -- Archives
Slaveholders -- Maryland -- Prince George's County -- Archives
Hepburn, Samuel Chew, ca. 1759-ca. 1806
Hepburn, John Muir, 1790-1850
Crawford, David
ArchivesUM location:Hepburn Family Papers
  • series 1
  • box 1
  • folder 12
  • accession 88-143
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Personal and Family Lives
Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:Digital Collections
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