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Abel Catlin letter

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Catlin, Abel to Burrows, Joseph

Burrows, Benjamin to Catlin, Abel



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Abel Catlin letter, 1823 Sep | Litchfield Historical Society

By Lee S. Cook

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ID: 00/2009-104-0

Primary Creator: Catlin, Dr. Abel (1770-1856)

Extent: 1.0 Items

Forms of Material: Letters (correspondence)

Languages: English

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A letter from Abel Catlin in Litchfield, Conn. dated Sept. 2, 1823 to Joseph Burrows in New York concerning William Grimes desire to purchase his freedom from T.H. Welman. A response dated 6 Sept.1823 on the same document from Joseph Burrows with instructions to make a payment of $500 to Mr. William H. Thompson in cash and security.

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Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Unknown.

Acquisition Method: Found in collection.

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Preferred Citation: Abel Catlin letter (2009-104-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, 7 South Street, P.O. Box 385, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759.

Other Note: This collection was processed with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).


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Dr. Abel Catlin makes an argument to persuade the owners of William Grimes, an enslaved African American who escaped from his owner in Savannah, GA, to allow Grimes to purchase his freedom.


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