DescriptionSlave Document Signed by Fervent Anti-abolitionist and Future Confederate Secretary of War, Judah P. Benjamin A Senator from Louisiana, Judah P. Benjamin (1811-1884) resigned when that state seceded. In February 1861, he was made Attorney General of the Confederate States of America and was then Secretary of War and later Secretary of State. After the war, he fled to England, where he was appointed Queen's counsel in 1872. Document signed, one page, 7 3/4" x 10 3/4". A slavery document signed, "Benjamin," in black ink. This unique document states, "The defendants offer in evidence the record of the First...to prove that the mortgage given by Mrs. Lefebre to her son produced nothing...having absorbed the entire proceeds of the property. It is admitted that at and before and since the sale of the slaves by Mrs. Lefebre to her son, they have lived together and that the slaves were her domestic servants." Minor show-through, not affecting the signature. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.
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