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January 17, 1759

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Paul Cuffe ~ (merchant, shipbuilder and Black nationalist) born (Category : People)
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Paul Cuffe
Paul Cuffe was a philanthropist, merchant, and sea captain. The son of a former slave father and Native American mother, Paul Cuffe was born on the island of Cuttyhunk, Massachusetts. Most of Cuffe's life was spent in Westport, where he bought a farm for $3500. He had earned his fortune from whaling and trade in the Americas and Europe. He owned shares, over a period of time, in up to ten ships.

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