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Samuel Brown letter

Scope & content

This collection consists of one letter from Samuel Brown to William Vernon of Newport, Rhode Island, on April 9, 1788. In this letter, Brown refers to enclosed papers that he received from William Tudor (1750-1819), a wealthy lawyer and leading citizen of Boston, although they are not included presently. Brown also informs Vernon that he received a letter dated February 27, 1788, from [Captain Robert] Gray (1755-1806), a noted sea captain and explorer, in which he stated that "he had disposed of all his slaves bur four" and plans to leave an unidentified island in March.