Feb 26, 2009 - Sale 2171

Sale 2171 - Lot 4

Price Realized: $ 510
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) MANUSCRIPT SLAVE DOCUMENT. Joseph Horton Purchases Caesar, for 120 pounds, "lawful money," in Colonial New York. Single small folio sheet, written on one side; with seals at the bottom of the page; creases where folded with some chips and a closed tear at the vertical fold. Monmouth County, 1764

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A very early slave document wherein Joseph Horton of Dutchess County, New York purchases a slave named Caesar, 21 years of age, from the estate of Thomas Langdon. Signed by Horton and the executors of the estate.