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Power of attorney, Lawrence Lewis for retrieval of two escaped slaves, 1831 June 10

 Item — Box: 55, Folder: 1831.06.10
Identifier: 2016-SC-032

Scope and Contents

The son of George Washington's sister, Lawrence Lewis authorizes Thomas Griggs to bring back a slave named Shadrach and his brother Arlington who ran away separately from Lewis' farm near Battletown.


  • 1831 June 10


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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