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    [Slavery] Autograph Letter Signed Regarding the Price of Slaves signed "your truly and ever after/Mother/[?] Austin", four pages, 8" x 10", Van Buren, [Arkansas], March 22, 1850, to "Mr. Edw. Clegg, Port Lavaca, Texas". Mother Austin writes about news from San Francisco, Mazatlan, Cincinnati, New Orleans and the Indian Territory. Most notably, she sends information about slave prices: "coloured servants here they are pretty cheep from three to five hundred dollars, a young one of fifteen or 16 for 300 dollars." Small tears along seams. From the Taking of Texas Collection.

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