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David Weems to Mrs. Mary Cox, letter regarding slaves and westward expansion, Baltimore, Maryland, 1787


Summary:Autographed letter signed "David Weems" to a Mrs. Mary Cox, Baltimore Town dated December 11, 1787. Provides an early discussion of the westward expansion of slavery in his plans to emigrate with his slaves to the "Back Country." Weems discusses his intention to settle on the Mississippi River just below the mouth of the Ohio River. He also discusses selling a slave to Mrs. Cox.
Creator:Weems, David
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:Baltimore
Temporal subject: 1781-1790
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:Baltimore
Topical subjects:Slavery -- Maryland
African Americans
ArchivesUM location:Maryland Manuscripts collection
  • item 5486
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Personal and Family Lives
Collection:Digital Collections
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