Mar 28, 2019 - Sale 2503

Sale 2503 - Lot 58

Price Realized: $ 625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Group of 6 letters and documents relating to slavery in Virginia. Various sizes and conditions. Vp, 1801-59

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Tax inventory of property owned by Joseph Keyes, including 6 slaves not named. Lee County, VA, 1 April 1815 Evan Bedwin[?], letter to William Webb of Tappahannock, VA, describing the rental arrangements for 6 of his slaves: "The shoemaker Jack remains with me as yet. I found it so disagreeable to him to be sent down." Culpeper, VA, 25 February 1801 Alexandria Gazette receipt to H.W. Thomas for running two "negroes for sale" advertisements (with clippings of the ads attached). Alexandria, VA, 16 February 1860 Major Louisiana planter John Ker (1789-1850), letter to wife Mary Ker in Natchez, MS. Discusses the purchase of 33 slaves in Virginia. Fredericksburg, VA, 21 August 1826 Henry V. Andrews letter to J.K. Nelson, concerning the death of his slave Edmund and his widow Rachael's desire to return to Nelson's plantation. Front Royal, VA, 1850 John McCalley letter to brother William, re their father's plan to "hire out the negroes next year." Chairvill (Fredericksburg, VA postmark), 30 August 1841.