Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 2

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--COLONIAL MARYLAND.) HICKMAN, ARTHUR. July 4th 1767. Manuscript deposition of Arthur Hickman concerning the gift of a slave girl named Peggy. Single sheet of paper, written on one side and docketed on the reverse; paper toned, short, closed tear at fold; edges slightly uneven. Frederick County, Maryland, 1767

Additional Details

'The Deposition of Athur Hickman aged about Fifty five years deposeth and says that in the year Seventeen hundred and fifty nine he was on the Eastern Shore at the house of the deponent's father William Hickman and heard his Father William Hickman give a Negro girl called Pegg to Daughter of Henry Hickman, his son named Comfort Hickman and delivered her to his son Henry Hickman to bring over the bay to his daughter Comfort Hickman and Further sayth not. Sworn before Wm. [? Undecipherable].' The docket on the reverse states 'Received the 19th day of August, 1767, recorded the same day. . .John Darnell.'