Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 19

Price Realized: $ 510
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--NEW YORK.) Early New York Manuscript Slave Sale Document, wherein Moses Carpenter of Warrick in Orange County, New York, sells Peter Townsend a "Negro Man named John, about forty-four years of age, with his wearing apparel." Large folio sheet, folded to form four tall 4to pages, written on one side and docketed on the last. Warrick, Orange County, New York, 1798

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It is worth noting that New York held more than 21,000 slaves as of the 1800 census, more than any other eastern state north of Washington D.C.