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    Archive of Slavery Documents. Group of seven [7] items related to slavery. 1) 1858 printed and manuscript tax receipt for Scott County with "Slaves" caption (tape repairs and discoloration). 2) February 25, 1859 2-page letter, Jones County [n.p.] written by Julia C. Bryan. "... the Negroes are doing very badly that is hired out, they are sick dying and running away and I am obliged to stay here and hear it all... Mr. Jo Allen took too girls with children one of them had one child, she died last Monday night and another child he wants me to send and take the child she carried there home." Damp stains. 3) August 20, 1861 probate court document, 6 pages, Wilcox County, Alabama, listing thirty-five slaves with their names, ages and value. 4) 2-page inventory and bill of sale for property sold by James Harding to Edward Le Compte on November 1, 1862 [n.p.] including "Woman Mary & child for balance of year." 5) Probate document ("annual exhibit of guardian"), January 29, 1864 [n.p.] referencing "Hire of the all the Negroes" (delicate with scattered loss). 6) 9-page printed and manuscript legal document, Snow Hill, Wilcox County, Alabama, December 9, 1865. It is a transcription of testimony in a legal proceeding regarding an estate and its current market value. It mentions "Negro cabins" several times. 7) Extensive last will and testament of Arthur M. Lewis, November 15, 1860, Marengo County, Alabama, with endorsement of probate judge. Directs the disposition of slaves among the heirs.

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    December, 2015
    12th Saturday
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