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Peter Harris Jr. to John Maclean Jr.

3 October 1839 Antebellum (1820-1861)

Letter from an African man, Peter Harris Jr., to Professor John Maclean Jr. about returning to his family near Bassa Cove, Liberia.

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Folder 6, Box 23, Office of the President Records (AC #117), Princeton University Archives, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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Princeton University Archives

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Monrovia Liberia Oct 3rd 1839 Dear Sir The day that I left you sir, I got ready all that day, the next day about twelve o clock the ship set sail for the Norfolk, we was four days from the Philadelphia to Norfolk the ship leave the Philadelphia on the
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