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Received by:
Giles Saunders, American, 1810 - 1895  Search this
Written by:
Samuel M. Fox, American, 1806 - 1864  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 13/16 × 15 1/2 in. (24.9 × 39.4 cm)
Type:
letters (correspondence)
Place used:
Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
January 14, 1847
Description:
This letter was written in Richmond, Kentucky, on January 14, 1847, by Samuel Fox to Giles Saunders in Richmond, Virginia. The letter details the sale of enslaved people by Fox and his associates, including the recovery of one enslaved man who was loaned out for the use of a horse. There are also details regarding a customer dissatisfied with the purchase of two enslaved people. The paper is folded in half and the letter is written on the right hand side continuing onto the left side of the reverse. On the left hand side of the front is a list of names of enslaved people with monetary denominations. On the left hand side of the reverse is the address with a postmark dated January 16 from Richmond, Kentucky stamped in blue ink.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Business  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.174.3.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c90df579-4f84-4dba-af4f-eb10e44faac4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.174.3.3