Mar 27, 2014 - Sale 2342

Sale 2342 - Lot 24

Price Realized: $ 812
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--TEXAS.) Manuscript legal brief, detailing a complicated case over the possession of a young Negro boy, "Wash." 5 pages. folio; docketed. Houston, 21 November 1849

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Brief filed for Alexander McDonald against charges brought against him by Margaret McGuire for illegal possession of the slave boy, Wash. Wash had died on 29 September 1848, making any remedy monetary.
Texas slave documents are scarce. One involving a deceased slave and claims made well after a limitation statue is unusual.