Kinzie and Forsyth. Indenture of Jeffrey Nash, 1804 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
Title: Kinzie and Forsyth. Indenture of Jeffrey Nash, 1804
Collection identifier: 883
Extent: 1.0 item
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Scope and Contents: This indenture, signed on May 22, 1804, bound Jeffrey Nash, a "Negro man," to serve John Kinzie and Thomas Forsyth, "Merchants of Chicago," for seven years. Nash was actually regarded as a slave until subsequent litigation held otherwise, as explained in Milo M. Quaife, Chicago and the Old Northwest (1913), 150-52.This item is a typescript of the original indenture in the Forsyth Papers in the Draper Manuscripts of the Wisconsin Historical Society.