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List of slaves returned from British, 1781

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 1781.00.00
Identifier: RM-770; MS-5084

Scope and Contents

D.S. 1 page. List of Slaves Returned by the British Army. The list of slaves shows those who left with the British Ship the HMS Savage after it stopped about Mount Vernon. The slaves are individually described. They were taken from George Washington by Captain Richard Graves in 1781. On reverse: "A list of General Washington negroes that went to the British, 1781." Signed by Lund Washington.


  • Creation: 1781


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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121