"A division of the Negroes..."

Descriptive Summary

"A division of the Negroes..."
1754 Dec 10
Washington, George,1732-1799
1 item (1 p.) ;
33 x 21 cm.
Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

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Acquisition Information


Custodial History

Purchased from the Gunther estate (1923.1000).

Scope and Content

Document entitled: "A division of the Negros made, and agreed to between Colo. George Lee and the brothers of the deceased Majr. Lawrence Washington." Lists enslaved people by name with the monetary value of each in two columns as belonging to Col. Lee's part or to the estate's part. On verso, endorsed by George Washington: "Papers relating to the several division made in my brother Lawrences Negros."

Other Descriptive Data

Embossed: Gunther.


Published in: We the people: voices and images of the new nation, by Alfred F. Young and Terry J. Fife, with Mary E. Janzen. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1993, p. 8.


Shown in: Treasures of the Chicago Historical Society, 1998.

Indexed Terms

Linking Entry Complexity Note

Forms part of the George Washington papers collection (at Chicago History Museum).

Host Item

p1pc Washington, George, 1732-1799.George Washington papers collection (at Chicago History Museum)