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African American women -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 18th century.

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New York City Court Documents Relating to the Trial of Dolly Burrows, 1799

 Item — Box 35: [Barcode: 32101070780349]
Scope and Contents Consists of court documents from New York City related to the 1799 trial of Dolly Burrows, an African American woman who was accused and convicted of "stealing" money from her enslaver, Abraham Stansbury. Documents include a jury true bill stating the details of the case and recording a guilty verdict, a guilty plea from Burrows attesting that she took money from her enslaver and signed with her "X," and a statement from Stansbury stating that the money was taken from a store he owned with...
Dates: 1799