Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 50

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--TENNESSEE.) "Mr. Findley will please pay some attention to securing my Negro Charles. . Manuscript letter from Augustus Jenkins of Newport Tennessee regarding a runaway slave. 4to, written on one side and docketed on the reverse; creases where folded. Newport, Eastern Tennessee, circa 1830-1850

Additional Details

Augustus Jenkins was writes: "If necessary have him secured in Lexington jail and write me as soon as possible after getting the first information. . ." He adds: "I will deposit in the hands of Mr. Stephens, tavern keeper in Lexington fifteen dollars for any person that will put Charles the negro man that I bought of A. Hunter in Lexington jail. The fellow has a scar on his upper lip." Lexington is approximately 325 miles from Newport Tennessee, so Charles must have had a good head start.