Mar 27, 2014 - Sale 2342

Sale 2342 - Lot 29

Price Realized: $ 1,664
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
SLAVE "TRAFFIC . . . MAY PRODUCE A CONTRAVENTION OF THE LAWS OF YOUR STATE" (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) MADISON, JAMES. Letter Signed, as Secretary of State, to Governor of Georgia John Milledge, sending a manuscript copy of a letter to Madison by the acting Consul at Havana because it contains information about slaves being brought illegally into Georgia. With additional Franking Signature on address leaf. 3 pages, 4to, with address on terminal page; minor bleed-through overall, seal tear at edge of first and terminal pages with minor loss to text, short closed separations at folds. [Washington], 15 December 1802

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Although the practice of slavery was permitted in Georgia, the state Constitution of 1798 prohibited the importation of slaves.