Fine Books & Manuscripts
Skinner AuctionsBoston MA
November 18, 2012 11:00 AM
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2621BLocation: BostonDate / Time: November 18, 2012 11:00AM
African-American History, Two Documents of the Slave Trade (1824 and 1827)
Two manuscript documents, the first from Saint Louis County Missouri, dated January, 22, 1827, an "account of hire of negroes, farm and dwelling house, of James Lakenan, made by William Gardner;" the names of the enslaved people appear under the same heading as the farm and house: list of property, they are: Leman, Melvin, Henry, Edy, Mary, Betsy, Jane and Lucy, the document was written after Lakenan's death; the second document is from Frederick County, Maryland, in it, Caroline Shupp sells "one black man", a bed, bedding and bedstead, one white cow, and a bureau to Elias Greshow.