?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--COLONIAL MASSACHUSETTS.) Manuscript slave sale document, wherein J. Ackley of Boston sells a Negro boy named George to Increase Sumner of Roxbury for the sum of eighteen pounds. Single 4toleaf, written on one side and docketed on the reverse as "Sale of Jack"; Signed by Ackley and witnesses, Wm. Bant and Samuel Swift. Boston, 1762
The purchaser of the slave George (or "Jack" as he appears in the docketing) was Increase Sumner (1746 -1799) a politician from Massachusetts who served as the fifth governor of Massachusetts from 1797 to 1799. Sumner was trained as a lawyer and served in the provisional government of Massachusetts during the American Revolutionary War.
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