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.