?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Negroes to be Sold! . . . Twenty-Two Likely Negroes. Letterpress broadside, 14 1/4 x 12 inches, signed in type by Thomas Williams and David Froneberger as commissioners; dampstaining in one corner, tears at corners where removed from wall, folds, ink and pencil notes relating to unrelated 1859 transaction, moderate foxing. [North Carolina], 16 March 1860
Announces an auction to be held on 10 April of "Twenty-Two Likely Negroes, Four Men, and Seven Boys, Five Women, and Six Girls, Only one of the men is over 35 years of age; only one woman over 28 years old. Of the Boys and Girls, nine are of ages from five to thirteen years." They had been the property of Drury Birchett (circa 1800-1860) of Cleveland County, NC, a bachelor described as "eccentric" in a later newspaper profile (Cleveland Star, 17 January 1922), who was listed with 13 slaves in the 1850 census. No other examples traced.
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