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First Name: Peter
Last Name: Shelton
Gender: Male
Family Relationships: Sarah, Wife
Owner's Name: Nelson Samuel Waller
Reference Number: UNL00004417

Notes:

"...as you promised me to help me in any difficulty you will please oblige me by purchasing my wife.."

"Your old servant Peter Shelton"

Nelson Waller owned two African-American slaves named Peter. Peter Shelton [4417] and Peter [4412]. At this time we are unable to determine if this Peter is the same one found in document Mss2 W1565 b 1.



Record Date:

07/16/1857

Record Type:

Letter

Record Call No.

Mss2 W1565 b 2

Record Title

Letter, 1857, of Patrick H. Jackson, of Farmville, Va., to Dr. Nelson Samuel Waller, of Spotsylvania County, Va., concerning two African-American slaves, Peter Shelton and Sarah.

Document Notes:

Concerns Jackson's offer to sell Sarah to Dr. Waller so that she can be reunited with her husband, Peter Shelton, a slave of Dr. Waller. The bottom half of the letter is from Peter Shelton.

City:

Farmville

State:

VA

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