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Deed signed by William Waitt to James Dalton acknowledging the sale of Peter (a slave), 29 July 1747

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.

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