May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 8

Price Realized: $ 812
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Mathews, Richard. Letter discussing the auction of an enslaved man who had been trained as a tanner. Autograph Letter Signed to his father-in-law Captain John Dundore of Port Republic, VA. One page, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, plus integral address leaf with no postal markings; folds, minor foxing, address leaf worn. Charlottesville, VA, 12 March 1841

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"Ellick is still in jail & there seems to be a poor prospect of selling him as negroes are low and money very scarce. I was informed the other day that Franklin Miner wanted to purchase a tanner, and when he comes to town I shall see him, and probably I can sell him, and if not I think the better way would be to advertise him & put him up at auction." The author was silversmith Richard Mathews (1805-1847).