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Pleasants, Robert

Pleasants, Robert
Historical Note
Robert Pleasants was born at "Curles," Henrico County, Virginia and lived his entire life there. He was an active member of the Society of Friends. His brother Samuel Pleasants (1737-1807) was a successful merchant in Philadelphia. Sometime after 1771, he entered into a mercantile company (Robert Pleasants & Co.) which did business as a consignment tobacco exporter. He organized an abolition society in 1790. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Robert Pleasants.

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Records or Manuscript Collections
Robert Pleasants Account Book, 1771-1824
Robert Pleasants Ledger, 1769-1824
Robert Pleasants Letterbook, 1771-1781