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Letter from James Morris to Michael Wallace, offering for sale a 'negro servant' to be employed on Sable Island
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James Morris writes to inform of his purchase of a 'likely negro servant' from Sir Lieutenant Hodgson, who has been called on business to South Carolina. Morris intends for this servant to be put to work on Sable Island for 'reasonable wages'.

Date: 26 July 1806

Reference: Nova Scotia Archives RG 31 series 120 volume 2 number 160

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