Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 26

Price Realized: $ 344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Estate appraisal of 26 slaves in Mississippi. 3 manuscript pages, 12 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, on 2 leaves plus an integral docket leaf, signed by 3 appraisers and a clerk; minor browning, folds. Jefferson County, MS, 4 May 1857

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An annual appraisal of the slaves in Jamison Liddell's estate, in the possession of his widow Martha. The 26 slaves are named with their ages and a few notes on their condition. Sarah, aged 40, was "sickly"; Bill, aged 70, was "very infirm"; George, aged 20, was "runaway." A family of 6 led by Kelly, an "old man" aged 50 and his pregnant wife Maria, aged 35, was thought to be incapable of much work "more than support the family." 15-year-old Jane "is so diseased she is worthless."