Mar 28, 2019 - Sale 2503

Sale 2503 - Lot 57

Price Realized: $ 938
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Group of 6 early Virginia slave documents. Various sizes, moderate wear. Vp, 1760-1822

Additional Details

Bill of sale from James Foushee to Henry Sisson of "one negro boy called Willobe." Northumberland, VA, 23 October 1760 Letter Cuthbert Bullitt to James Keith of Frederick. "Mr. Brown sends up the bearer for his negroes. . . You were imposed on in the character of the slaves. . . . You sent down your overseer for them to hire. I told their qualities & that their running away was a principal motive with their mistress for hiring them out." Np, 29 December 1769 Testimony regarding "a negro man named Jean" concerning transportation costs back to owner Daniel McNeill of Hampshire County. Np, 14 August 1778 Deed of gift from John Turberville to granddaughter Martha Felicia Turberville of "one negro girl named Pat about 14 years of age." Westmoreland County, VA, 26 January 1790 Deed of gift from Benjamin Hackney to daughter Elizabeth Philpott of "the three following slaves, viz Ben, Peggy and Sillas and their future increase." Westmoreland County, VA, 28 September 1790 Slave hire agreement from George Lee Turberville to James Darne of "negro John"--"also to give sd negro a suit of summer and winter clotheing, one hat, a blanket and a pr of double sole shoes." Np, 1 January 1821.