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Catalog Number 2016.1.8
Title Deposition of John Cunningham describing a fugitive slave of Henry Robinson
Credit line Courtesy of Dr. Jean Marshall von Schilling and Martha Booker, in memory of Hunter Russell Booker & Martha Chisman Booker.
Collection Booker Collection
Object Type Manuscript
Date 1814-12-22
Description/Scope & Content Draft of deposition given by John Cunningham, December 22, 1814, attesting that "in July 1813 a negro. Boy by the name of Hampton belonging to Henry Robinson of the Town of Hampton...left his said master and was with the British Army then in Hampton", that Cunningham "verily believes that the said slave went on board the British armed Ships of War then lying in Hampton Rhoads", and that he "doth value the said Slave to $400".
Extent of Description 1 leaf
Related units of description See National Archives: Record Group 76 (Records of Boundary and Claims Commissions and Arbitrations, 1716-1994), PI 177 190 / NAID 1174160. This deposition may not be included in the National Archives group, or it may appear in claims files for a neighboring locality.
People Cunningham, John
Hampton
Robinson, Henry
Topics War of 1812
Slavery/Slaves
Place Names Waterway--Hampton Roads
Media/Interactives
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