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A rare manuscript Colonial New England slave receipt, 1p. oblong 8vo., Canterbury, CT, January 1, 1763 in which "slave" Lendor is sold for twenty pounds "lawful money." Slavery in Connecticut dates to the mid 1600's and by the time of the American Revolution, Connecticut held the largest population of slaves in all of New England. In 1784 Connecticut's general assembly passed the Gradual Abolition Act which freed, at twenty five, all persons born into slavery. A first step, but the stain of slavery was not fully abolished in Connecticut until 1848. The document, reads, in part: "…I Seth Dean and Lydia his wife of Canterbury in the county of Windham and colony of Connecticut in New England for ye consideration of twenty pounds lawful money in hand…received of John Allyn of Pomfret in the same county and colony…for ever one negro man slave named Lendor to ye above named John Allyn to him and his heirs and assigns during his natural life…said negro man[.] Slave is about forty year old in confirmation here…". Reverend Seth Dean (1715-1782) born to William Dean of Plainfield, Connecticut, graduated Yale College, New Haven, CT in 1738; removed to and ordained first minister at Rindge, New Hampshire in November 1765. Returned to East Putnam, Connecticut in 1780. Died there in 1782 and is now buried in Aspinwall Cemetery, Putnam, CT. John Allyn (1734-1776) was a farmer form Pomfret, Connecticut and is now buried at Brooklyn, CT. John Allyn is the brother of Isaac Allyn see the next lot. Excepted spotting and soiling, else VG
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Colonial Connecticut 1763 (One Hundred Years Before The Emancipation Proclamation) Slave Receipt.

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Minimum Bid: $375.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $750 - $1,000
Auction closed on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
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