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    Slavery: Estate Listing 150 Slaves for "John McNeill Esq. Inventory." Four integral pages with another sheet attached by three seals. In all, five pages contain itemized inventory lists or other information about the inventory. Each page measures 7.75" x 12.5", Coosa County, Alabama, March 8, 1844. The inventory is headed, "A List of the personal property of John McNeill with the appraisment annexed." Two columns of inventory appear on four pages. The first inventory items listed are "Negros," which is comprised of single names and appraisal values. Following the names of nearly 150 slaves are included other items such as animals, tools, maps, furniture, and wagons, all with appraisal estimates. Of special interest in the list is "Colts Repeating pistol & case" valued at $25. The executors of the estate were Daniel Crawford and Malcom Smith (both have signed the document). The inventory paper is darkly toned with folds.

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    September, 2011
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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