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Massachusetts. Court of Common Pleas (Bristol County), Document Ordering Luther Lincoln to Pay Apollos Leonard, 1791 February 11

 Item — Box: 31

Scope and Contents

Consists of a document signed by Samuel Fales as Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas for Bristol County ordering the Sheriff of Bristol to seek fifteen pounds from Luther Lincoln of Taunton, Massachusetts, a free African American man who is described in the document as a "Negroman & Labourer," or hold him until a court date the following month. Damages are related to the accusation that Lincoln failed to pay Apollos Leonard six pounds and four shillings. The document is also signed by Deputy Sheriff Oliver Soper.


  • Creation: 1791 February 11

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.


1 box

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

AM 2020-22

Purchased from George Robert Minkoff, Inc. in 2019.

Repository Details

Part of the TAC_Metadata Repository