Sale 2068 - Lot 8
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
"SIN AND SORROW ARE CONSTANT CONSTANT." (SLAVE DOCUMENT.) "An Account of the Age of My Negro Children." Manuscript entry on the paste-down of a defective 17th-century English book on accounting ("The Compleat Clerk.") Last quarter of the 18th century
A list of the names of 15 children with their birth dates - 1742 to 1774. A fascinating list presumably written by Joseph Hopkins, a man whose name appears on subsequent pages and whose initial is found on the fore-edge. At the foot of page 664 someone has written in the same hand as the writing of the list, "Sin and Sorrow are Constant Constant."