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Label
Papers, 1757-1807
Title
Papers
Inclusive dates
1757-1807
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1757-1807, of Elijah Backus (1726-1798) of Norwich, New London County, Connecticut containing three bills of sale, dated 2 March 1757, 16 June 1758, and 8 October 1765, and two receipts, dated 24 July 1760 and 10 October 1764, for the purchase of slaves by Elijah Backus from Eleanor Lord and Ebenezer Backus (1712-1768) of Norwich, Elisha Seabury (d. 1776) of Windham County, Connecticut, and Benjamin Greene, and Thomas Hopkins (b. 1725), both of Norwich; a letter, dated 10 November 1789, from Benjamin Cushing of Providence, [Rhode Island], to Elijah Backus concerning a runaway slave and the difficulties of retrieving her because of a strong abolitionist sentiment in Providence; and an advertisement, May 1807, by James Backus (1764-1816) administrator of the estate of Elijah Backus regarding a runaway slave
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Elijah Backus was born 14 March 1726 in Norwich, Connecticut, to Samuel Backus (1693-1740) and Elizabeth Tracy Backus (1698-1769). Backus owned and operated an iron works in Norwich and was a successful businessman. He married Lucy Griswold 9 January 1753, and they had nine children. Backus died 4 September 1798 in Norwich.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
8
Immediate source of acquisition
Pinckney, C. C.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000487322
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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