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Receipt from Ezekiel Lewis Jr. to James Dalton for exchange of Prince (a slave) for Pompey (a slave), 25 April 1750

Receipt from Ezekiel Lewis Jr. to James Dalton for exchange of Prince (a slave) for Pompey (a slave), 25 April 1750

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    This is a receipt for the exchange of slaves between James Dalton and Ezekiel Lewis, Jr., 25 April 1750. 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.

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