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Lot
35006

[Slavery] Partly Printed Receipt from a "Negro Broker". One page, 8" x 2.5", December 25, 1862, Atlanta, Georgia...

2009 June Grand Format Historical Manuscripts Auction #6026

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[Slavery] Partly Printed Receipt from a "Negro Broker". One page, 8" x 2.5", December 25, 1862, Atlanta, Georgia. This receipt is issued by "Robt. M. Clarke,/ Commission Merchant/ and/ Negro Broker", which is printed on the receipt. This receipt is for Joseph Silver for $1,500, "being in full for the purchase of one Negro Slave named Drek Nineteen Years Old the right and title of said Slave I warrant and defend against the claims of all persons whatsoever, and likewise warrant him sound and healthy" [handwritten words in the partly printed receipt are in bold print]." The receipt is signed by two witnesses.

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