Mar 27, 2014 - Sale 2342

Sale 2342 - Lot 25

Price Realized: $ 500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 350 - $ 500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) RENTAL OF SLAVE FOR RAILROAD. 'For the Hire of Negro Man Isaac.' Printed document, accomplished by hand. A check-sized form from the Virginia Central Railroad. (WGC) Virginia, 1857

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The use of slaves to build portions of America's railroad system was wide-spread. The Virginia Central Railroad was an early railroad in the state of Virginia that operated between 1850 and 1868 from Richmond westward for 206 miles (332 km) to Covington.