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John Murray, Jun., of New York, to James Bringhurst, 1787

 File — Box: 3

Scope and Contents

John Bringhurst, son of James, considering move to NYC to establish a hardware business. Very interested in movement in London to abolish slave trade and wants to collect suitable tracts on the subject. (New York Manumission Society founded in 1785). Wants to establish a school for African Americans using Philadelphia’s school as a model. African Free School opened 11 month 1.

Dates

  • Creation: 1787

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

The collection is open to research.

Physical Facet

1 folder

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