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    Group of Six Slavery Documents. A diverse lot spanning some 70 years and covering varied geographic areas. Included are the following:
    Manuscript Document, "Return of the Constable of Cumberland Valley Township for August term 1798", one page, 8.5" x 4.75", Pennsylvania. An accounting of rather eclectic subjects noting, among other things, that the jurisdiction had no "...Negroes & mulatto slaves imported contrary to law...". Uneven edges and expected browning, very good condition.
    French language Manuscript document, one page, 7.75" x 6.25", New York, May 10, 1805. There is a reference on the second line to a "negrette". Large split with tape repair. Good condition.
    Manuscript invoice mentioning slave hire, one page, 7.5" x 3.75", n.p., due January 1, 1858. One entry reads, "...Credit by hire negro boy Riley 190.00...". Minor stains, else very good condition.
    Partially printed tax receipt, one page, 6.25" x 2", Frederick County (probably Maryland), 1860. Various categories of taxes are listed, including one for "Slave". Very fine condition.
    Partially printed Union Army pay voucher, one page with verso docketing, 15.75" x 10", n.p., May 31, 1863. Monthly expenses for First Lieutenant Stephen Balk, 6th U.S. Cavalry are itemized here. Included is an allowance for a black servant, "William". Light aging, else fine condition.
    Scarce late Civil War slave appraisal. Manuscript document, two pages, 7.75" x 10", Sumter County, Georgia, December 21, 1864. The estate of Drury Murray is valued and divided here. Nineteen slaves are named and distributed among Mr. Murray's beneficiaries. Some fading, small splits. Very good condition.


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