Mar 10, 2011 - Sale 2239

Sale 2239 - Lot 19

Price Realized: $ 330
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 350 - $ 500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Manuscript document signed by Sarah Forrest, giving "Sophia, or 'Soff,' a negro girl of about six" to her niece as a gift. Single 4to page, written on one side, witnessed by a relative, Joseph Forrest; creases where folded. Washington, 1840

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A classic example of the cavalier manner in which people bartered, sold or gave away other human beings.