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Letter; sale and valuation of plantation

Letter; sale and valuation of plantation


Spring Plantation.
Letter from Mary Elbridge to John Elbridge (brother-in-law?) Jan 29th 1738/9, discussing sale and valuation of plantation and need to sell. Plantation is producing less than it was 7 years ago and boiling house coppers will need replacing soon at great cost. She asks for a mulatto (a term used widely in the 18th and 19th centuries to describe a person of mixed race) woman, Mary, and her child, Mimber, for herself. Suggests £8000 for the estate, of which her share (given improvements she has made) should be £2,5000.

Date: Jan 29 1738/9

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

Object ID:AC/WO 16 (22) b

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