Bill of sale from Malachy Salter, Jr. to James Dalton for a slave, 14 November 1749
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This is a receipt for the sale of a slave boy from Malachy Salter, Jr. to Captain James Dalton, 14 November 1749. 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.