Baltimore: August 9, 1783.
2 pp. pen and ink on bifolium, docketed. 8vo. Toning, some wear to margins, hole from removal of seal, not affecting text Item #261600
Royalist Maryland politician Daniel Dulany the Younger (1722-1797) writes to Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (1723-1790) concerning the loss of his son’s shares in the Baltimore Company. “… after my son went to England it was thought to be expedient to add to the stock of slaves employ’d by the Baltimore Company … a purchase was made of two Negroes by W. Clem. Brookes, Manager for the Company, of W. Rov. Carter, & the Negroes so purchased became part of the Company’s stock … my Son’s share in the Company including these Negroes, had been taken possession of as property belonging to the State …” The Baltimore Company was an iron works founded in 1732 by Daniel Dulany the Elder and four other partners — a tax list from 1783 lists the Company as having 35 slaves. Dulany, a member of one Maryland’s most prominent families and a moderate Loyalist during the American Revolution, lost much of his property after the war.
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