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Letter, 1789, of Neill Buchanan to Dr. Wilson, of Petersburg, Va., concerning the sale of an African American slave, Esther.




Concerns the misunderstanding of the sale of Esther, who was sold but intended to be a gift to another. Buchanan states that he will not interfere should there be a chancery suit to set matters straight.