Brown, John to Brown, Moses: November 17, 1797

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Title
Brown, John to Brown, Moses: November 17, 1797
Subtitle
November 17, 1797
Series
University Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice
Contributors
Brown, John (creator)
Brown, Moses, 1738-1836 (recipient)
Date Created
1797-11-17
Abstract
Letter from John Brown to Moses Brown, November 17, 1797. With his trial for illegal slave trading approaching, John Brown wrote to his brother Moses and to David Howell, president of the Providence Abolition Society, asking for a settlement. He proposed that they drop the prosecution in exchange for his pledge to avoid being involved in the trade in the future, an arrangement the society had previously made with another illegal slave trader in Providence, Cyprian Sterry. Ultimately, the case went to trial and John was acquitted.
Extent
1 p.

Citation

Brown, John, "Brown, John to Brown, Moses: November 17, 1797 " (1797). Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/item/bdr:303540/

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