Mar 30, 2017 - Sale 2441

Sale 2441 - Lot 96

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) MISSISSIPPI. The firm of Payne and Harrison v William P. Huff, to claim a Negro man named Squire to settle a debt of $546.95. Two partially printed documents, accomplished by hand, one of them a warrant; both folio, creases where folded; signed by Judge Stanhope Posey, William Huff and an agent for Payne and Harrison. Amitie County, MS, 1851

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An interesting case, but not altogether unusual situation wherein a slave was used as collateral in the settlement of a case of bad debt.