Joseph Bruin was a slave dealer, who formed firm Bruin & Hill in Alexandria with Henry P. Hill.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Autograph letter signed. Leesburg. N. Herbert, a cousin of John Augustine, writes about Alfred, an enslaved man who escaped from Mount Vernon and voluntarily surrendered himself to the Loudon County Jail in Leesburg. Herbert writes that slave traders Joseph Bruin of Alexandria and William Bale of Exeter were inquiring about Alfred but recommends that Augustine keep him.