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    Seven Georgia Slave Documents. An excellent grouping of legal papers with slave content from the heyday of the "Peculiar Institution". Included are the following items:
    Manuscript document, four pages, 7.75" x 10", Decatur County, Georgia, October 11, 1835. A probate settlement naming several slaves and referring to "Pensacola in the Territory of Florida". Fine condition.
    Manuscript petition and summons, three pages inclusive, 7.75" x 12.25", Decatur County, Georgia, November 2, 1846. One George Clewis is accused of making off with a slave. Browning and splits, good condition.
    Manuscript receipt for two slaves, one page with docketing, 7.75" x 5.25", n.p., likely Georgia, January 16, 1847. Two boys, Jim and Rob, were delivered to one Gilbert Longstreet Crisp. Small areas of loss along one fold. Very good condition.
    Manuscript Bill of Hire, one page, 7.5" x 4.5", n.p., probably Georgia, December 27, 1851. Two young slave girls, Grace and Sarah, are hired out for $10. Fine condition.
    Manuscript copy of a will, three pages, 7.75" x 12.5", Washington County, Georgia, May 19, 1854. Several slaves are bequests in this document. Stains, large area of paper loss on last page. Good condition.
    Manuscript will of Charles Head, three pages with docketing, 7.5" x 13", Lumpkin County, Georgia, April 2, 1855. Among the bequests is a male slave. Expected browning, fine condition.
    Manuscript court order, two pages, 7.5" x 9.5", Montgomery County, Georgia, December 15, 1860. A male slave is ordered sold to satisfy claims against one William J. Moseley. Browning and small splits. Good condition.


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    February, 2007
    26th-27th Monday-Tuesday
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