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Mem7909

1842 Slave Auction Bill of Sale

7 1/2 x 6 1/4, manuscript in ink.

Warren County, December 30th, 1842

For and in consideration of the sum of seven hundred and forty dollars in hand paid- We have bargained, sold & delivered [to] James M. Brabston, negroe slaves Warrick and Ester Duncan, his wife- he being the highest & best bidder thereof at public sale for cash, of the property of the late Alexdr. McNeill.

Given under our hands & seals the date above.

Signed by the administrators.

Written on the reverse: For value received I transfer, assign & deliver...  

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Freed Negroes Coming Into Our Lines at Newbern, North Carolina

Authentic, original woodcut engraving that was published in the February 21, 1863 issue of Harper's Weekly. Caption: The Effects of the Proclamation; Freed Negroes Coming Into Our Lines at Newbern, North Carolina. 15 1/2 x 10 3/4. Harper's Weekly and date are printed in the margin. Historical 1863 illustration.

WBTS Trivia: The Proclamation referred to in the caption is President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation which was issued on January 1, 1863.  

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Slaves & The Barracoon at Key West, Florida Where The Africans Are Confined

Original 1860 woodcut engravings of slaves


Authentic, original woodcut engravings that were published in the June 2, 1860 issue of Harper's Weekly. Captions: #1- The Princess Madia-[From A Daguerreotype]. #2- The Only Baby Among The Africans-[From A Daguerreotype]. #3- An African-[From A Daguerreotype]. #4- The Barracoon At Key West Where The Africans Are Confined-[From A Daguerreotype]. Includes some printed text regarding these illustrations. 10 1/2 x 16. Harper's Weekly and date are printed in the margin. Rare.  

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item Mem7534: The Slave Deck of the Bark Wildfire Brought Into Key West, Florida

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The Slave Deck of the Bark Wildfire Brought Into Key West, Florida

Original 1860 woodcut engraving of slaves!

Authentic, original woodcut engraving that was published in the June 2, 1860 issue of Harper's Weekly. Caption above the illustration: The Africans Of The Slave Bark "Wildfire," From Our Correspondent," and caption below: "The Slave Deck Of The Bark "Wildfire" Brought Into Key West On April 30, 1860. From a Daguerreotype." Lengthy descriptive text below the illustration that is dated from Key West, Florida, May 20, 1860. 10 3/4 x 16. Harper's Weekly and date are...  

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Effect of John Brown's Invasion at the South

Original 1859 woodcut engravings of slaves!

Authentic, original woodcut engravings that were published on the front page of the November 19, 1859 issue of Harper's Weekly. EFFECT OF JOHN BROWN'S INVASION AT THE SOUTH! #1: "Much Obliged To Dar Ar Possum Wattomie For Dese Pikes He Gin Us- Dey's Turrible Handy To Dig Tatters Wid." #2: "What's Dem Fool Niggers Fraid On? I'd Like Ter See One O' Dem Folks Ondertake To Carry Me Off, I Would!" #3: A Southern Planter Arming His Slaves To Resist Invasion. 11 x 15 3/4. Harper's...  

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Thomas Porter Slave Merchant Button

Thomas Porter slave button. 3/4 inches in diameter with "T.Porter" on the face. Excavated example with shank. This button dates from the early 1800's and is a relic from the slavery trade era. It was manufactured for the slave trader Thomas Porter who sold slaves in the Caribbean area during the turn of the 19th Century. This button originated in Antigua, British West Indies and was produced in London. The name Porter may have been an Anglo version of Porteous as there was a French family who ran slave ships during that era. These buttons were...  

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1841 Mississippi Tax Receipt Listing Slaves

7 1/2 x 3, imprinted form, filled out in ink. $19.00. Received of R.H. Whittaker, Estate. Nineteen Dollars and __ cents Tax for the year 1841. His taxable property consisted of 275 acres of land, valued at $1100; and 9 slaves. Signed by the Warren County Tax Collector. Very fine.  

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Slave Merchant Button

Thomas Porter slave button. 3/4 inches in diameter with the initials "T.P." on the face. Excavated example. This button dates from the early 1800's and is a relic from the slavery trade era. It was manufactured for the slave trader Thomas Porter who sold slaves in the Caribbean area during the turn of the 19th Century. This button originated in Antigua, British West Indies and was produced in London. The name Porter may have been an Anglo version of Porteous as there was a French family who ran slave ships during that era. These buttons were...  

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item Mem7289: 1837 Warren County, Mississippi Tax Receipt Listing Slaves

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1837 Warren County, Mississippi Tax Receipt Listing Slaves

7 x 2 3/4, imprinted form, filled out in ink. $25.15. Received of R. Newman, Estate. Twenty five Dollars and 15 cents Tax for the year 1837. His taxable property consisting of 320 acres of land, and 15 slaves. Signed by the Warren County Tax Collector.  

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The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, July 17, 1847

4 pages. This is the first masthead of The Daily Picayune and has a seated female with ships in the background. The Conquest of Mexico. General Zachary Taylor and the Presidency. Naval news from Pensacola. Military ads. Hire ads for colored female cooks. Numerous Runaway Salves Ads with Rewards listed, description, etc. of the slaves, and an illustration of a slave holding a pole over their shoulder with their possessions tied on the end.

One of the slave advertisements reads as follows: $50 Reward for the boy Isaac who ran away March last, if...  

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Scene From The American Tempest, Lincoln, Davis & Slave

The Emancipation Proclamation

1863 print of Presidents' Lincoln and Davis and a slave in caricature titled "Scene From The American Tempest." Imprint below the title, Caliban (Sambo) "YOU BEAT HIM 'NOUGH MASSA! BERRY LITTLE TIME, I'LL BEAT HIM TOO." Shakspeare. (Nigger Translation). This engraving appeared in the January 24, 1863 issue of Punch Magazine, and depicts President Abraham Lincoln wearing a uniform with kepi with plume on it, striped pants, high boots, and holding a sword. Confederate President Jefferson Davis,...  

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Brutus and Caesar, From the American Edition of Shakspeare

Featuring President Abraham Lincoln as Brutus

1863 print with a caricature of two negroes and Abraham Lincoln as the players in a satirical view titled "Brutus and Caesar." The negro at the left, wearing striped pants and a polka dot shirt, is fast asleep as he sits in a chair holding his banjo at his side. The negro at the center, representing the ghost of Caesar, is wearing a long robe and defiantly poses with his arms folded across his chest. President Lincoln, seated at the right, representing Brutus, wears a robe with a stars...  

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