Friday, June 1, 2007

Robert Leslie, Esq., a Petersburg Merchant

Robert Leslie was a Petersburg Merchant, who had retired by the 1860 US Census, wherein he's noted as being of considerable wealth. He was known to have held a female slave for a number of years, but apparently never married. If anyone has any information on him it would be greatly appricated.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Over the years I have collected a number of letters [invoices, etc.] addressed to him. mostly from London. He dealt with commodities such as cotton and tobacco. There doesn't appear to be any War information.