Deed signed by William Waitt to James Dalton acknowledging the sale of Peter (a slave), 29 July 1747
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This deed documents the sale of a slave named Peter, from William Waitt to James Dalton, 29 July 1747. Dalton, who died in 1783, was a well-to-do shipmaster who settled in Boston and engaged in shipping, real estate, and mercantile pursuits. The present-day Congress Street in Boston was previously known as Dalton Street, where his residence was located.