May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 9

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Public Sale. Will Be Sold . . . One Negro Woman. Letterpress broadside, 8 3/4 x 10 inches; toned, folds, 2 short tears not touching text, edge-mounted on verso to mat board; uncut. Matted with an 1846 token issued by auctioneer W.W. Wilbur of Charleston, SC. Cumberland, MD: Samuel Charles, 8 November 1830

Additional Details

A broadside advertisement for a slave auction to be held "at the tavern of Wm. K. Newnam, in the Town of Cumberland": "One Negro Woman, about 40 years old, on a credit of twelve months . . . . At the same time and place, will be hired Seven Slaves, viz: 2 Man, 3 Boys, and 2 Girls." Jacob Fechtig (1802-1851) was named as the guardian ordering the same. The printer Samuel Charles was publishing a newspaper in Cumberland, MD at this time. No other examples traced in OCLC or at auction.