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Slave bills of sale

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Francis Willis to Edmund Randolph Letter

Identifier: SC 00386
Content Description One page letter regarding the estate of his sister-in-law Susannah Perrin Holding Washington, the fifth and final wife of George Washington's brother, Samuel. Willis was writing to Randolph, who handled several legal cases for General George Washington regarding who the estate should go to, as there were some who had the legal opinion that Samuel's estate should go to Washington and others that it should go to Susannah's brother, John Perrin. In the letter, Willis also writes about help...
Dates: 1785 January 1

Notation of Prices for Slaves from Columbia, South Carolina

Identifier: SC 01370
Content Description

Folded Confederate letter address sheet that was later used to record the prices for slaves sold in that area in 1864. It was possibly an auction tally.

Dates: 1864 May 30

Notice of sale of enslaved man, Manuel

Identifier: SC 01635
Scope and Contents

Cuban document that confirms the sale of Manual from Antonio Maria Hernandez to D. Vacemcelo, signed in the city of Alacranes. Translation of document included in the collection.

Dates: 1877 November 26

Thomas Mead Letter, 14 January 1836

Identifier: SC 01683
Scope and Contents Thomas Mead, of Lynchburg, Virginia, writes to his brother-in-law Frederick Carper, of Fairfax City, Virginia. The letter mentions their political differences and discusses laborers from Pennsylvania coming to work on the James River Canal (which was never completed). Mead describes these white laborers as a "motley crew" and mentions "Lynches law" as a method to deal with them. Enslaved "hands" were hired from $100 to $150 per year to work on the project. Mead mentions prices for enslaved...
Dates: 14 January 1836