May 07, 2020 - Sale 2534

Sale 2534 - Lot 29

Price Realized: $ 344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Summons for a jury of 50 slave-owners to rule in a Mississippi case against a slave. Document Signed by the county clerk and sheriff, 2 pages, 13 1/2 x 8 inches plus integral blank with docketing on verso; folds, minimal wear. Claiborne County, MS, 7 October 1857

Additional Details

The county sheriff is ordered to "summons fifty good & lawful men slave-holders & householders" for a meeting of the circuit court in Port Gibson. The 50 jurors are listed on the second page. The docketing reveals the case as "The State vs. Everett, a slave."