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John W. Lewis, Ashepoo Ferry, S.C., autograph letter signed to Ziba B. Oakes, 16 April 1854

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Item Information

Title:
John W. Lewis, Ashepoo Ferry, S.C., autograph letter signed to Ziba B. Oakes, 16 April 1854
Description:
Will send Negroes to plantation; wishes to buy Brutus; cannot catch runaway slaves on Schmidt plantation.
Addressee:
Oakes, Ziba B., 1806-1871
Date:
April 16, 1854
Format:
Manuscripts
Letters/Correspondence
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Box 27, Folder 38 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Manuscripts (America)
Subjects:
Slave trade
Slaves
Fugitive slaves
Extent:
1 item
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Notes (acquisition):
The Ziba B. Oakes papers were found in a slave pen in Charleston, South Carolina, on February 20, 1865 by James Redpath. In April 1865, Redpath presented them to William Lloyd Garrison. The collection was donated to the Boston Public Library on November 11, 1891 by Francis Gardner Garrison.
Notes (date):
Date from item.
Notes:
Title supplied by cataloger.
Language:
English
Accession #:
Ms. Am. 322 no. 38
Identifier:
Ms. Am. 322 Box 27 F38