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Pembroke bought from Jacob Grove, 1854

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The Purchase of Pembroke.

Stephen Pembroke, the slave of Jacob H. Grove, Esq. of Sharpsburg, was purchased from his master last week for the sum of $1000, and taken back to New York. The money was raised through the efforts of Pembroke’s brother, who is a Clergyman of some standing among the colored folks of New York. Pembroke’s two sons, the property of Capt. David Smith, of Sharpsburg, were sold to a lumber merchant in North Carolina, and are now employed in a cypress shingle factory.


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Slaves, Western Maryland

Western Maryland, 1800-1864

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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