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Richmond, approximately 1778-



Richmond (born between 1777 and 1779) was enslaved, owned by the estate of Martha Washington's first husband Daniel Parke Custis. He was the son of Hercules Posey and Alice, an enslaved seamstress. Richmond was raised at Mansion House Farm where his father worked as a cook. He later worked at River Farm.



Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Letter, to William Pearce, 1796 November 14

 Item — Box 12, Folder: 1796.11.14
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-4053
Scope and Contents

James Wilkes--Mr. Law--Mr. Alexander Smith is not able to take up his note--Pearce is to make arrangements for Smith's repaying, including interest from the time the note comes due--security of payment--Richmond made an example for the robbery he committed--severe drought--difficulty with wheat--quarters at River and Muddy-hole farms--venetian blinds--dimensions of the window frames.

Dates: 1796 November 14