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Wolcott, Oliver (1726-1797) to Andrew Adams

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05330 Author/Creator: Wolcott, Oliver (1726-1797) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph note signed Date: October 1779 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket : 33.2 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed with initials. Date from docket. Wolcott attests to a statement he made in a letter to Jacob Bogardus: "The aspersion mentioned in Mr. Bogardus letter was that I wrote to him that the conduct of [Mr. Shneill] in selling his negro I considered a wanton act of Barbarity. OW." Written on a blank leaf, with address leaf on verso, to Andrew Adams, docketed "Genl. Wolcott's letter inclosing a letter from Jacob Bogardus & Dep. Oct. 1779."

Background Information: Possibly pertains to Jacob Bogardus from New York, who had been a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Wolcott became a General in the Revolutionary War, and was a Continental Congressman. ...Adams was a Continental Congressman and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Both Wolcott and Adams were from Connecticut.See More

People: Wolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797
Adams, Andrew, 1736-1797
Bogardus, Jacob, b. 1750

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarSlave SaleSlaveryAfrican American HistoryMorality and Ethics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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