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Bill of sale for enslaved man 'Abram', recorded at the Colchester County Registry of Deeds

Second entry - Matthew Harris, farmer, of Pictou records the sale of enslaved boy 'Abram' to Matthew Archibald, tanner, of Truro for £50. Abram, about 12 years old, was the child of another enslaved person from Harris's former house in Maryland.

Date: 29 July 1779

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives Colchester County Register of Deeds volume 1 page 468

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