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Re: Arthur LEE, blacksmith, Alleghany Cty VA 1837
In Response To: Interesting Petitions: Pamunky Indians and FPOC ()
PAR #: 11683718
Abstract: Permitted to hired his own time as a blacksmith, Arthur Lee purchased himself for $500, and bought his wife for $350. His master, Hamilton Brown of North Carolina, could have sold him for $1,200, but allowed him to purchase himself at a reduced price. He now lives in Allegheny County, runs a shop at Calligan's Tavern, twenty-four miles from where he served his former infirm master for twenty years. He asks to remain in the area, where he has formed "attachments that nothing but death can destroy."
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