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    Harriet Was Stolen! 1851 Fraudulently Sold Slave Manuscript Document Spring term, 1851, fraudulently sold slave, Harriet, Galveston County, Texas. Extremely fine. Manuscript document on pale blue, lined paper, trimmed to 11.25" x 6.5", one page. A petition by Lucy Johnson that her slave woman, Harriet, was illegally taken, and sold. The man in question is Mr. Chubb who sold her to a Mr. Wrigley. It is claimed that he was aware that the slave did not belong to him, but to Ms. Johnson. Wrigley refused to surrender Harriet, so Johnson filed this petition. Shown here is how slaves were treated during this era, with people claiming them as a mere artifact to be stolen and sold at will. The length of the page has been made from two small pieces of paper being glued together. Written in black ink, the text is still dark and precise, with very fine penmanship that adds to the general appearance and quality of the document.

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    June, 2005
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