Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 1

Price Realized: $ 2,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--COLONIAL DELAWARE.) Manuscript Slave Sale document, wherein "Mary Sulavan, widow and William Pettijohn, Yeoman" sells a "Certain Neagro [sic] boy named Prince" to John Spencer Esq. for the sum of seventy pounds. Single 4to leaf, written on one side; seals and signatures at the bottom of the page. Mary signs with a double "X" and John Pettijohn signs with a curious inverted "V", while Gabriel Powell, apparently the agent for Spencer signs with a "P". The only literate party seems to be the clerk, John Clowes. Some repair. Matted and framed. Sussex, Delaware, 8 June, 1763