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    [Slavery]. Sale of Slaves Document. Five partially printed pages, 8.25" x 13.75", New Orleans, December 20, 1854, acknowledging that "...Walter L. Campbell...[does] grant, bargain, sell, transfer, assign, and set over, with all legal warranty...unto David D. Withers...accepting and purchasing for himself...the following named and described Negro slaves..." What follows is a list of thirty-seven names and ages of both male and female slaves, ranging in age from fifteen years to twenty-three years. The sale was "...made and accepted for and in consideration of the total price and sum of Forty six thousand dollars..." David D. Withers (1822-1892) was a wealthy New York horse breeder and racetrack owner who lived for a time in New Orleans.

    Light to moderate, but unevenly toned. Folds are weakening and separating at places at the edges. Bound together with thread, there are several small holes along the main horizontal fold. Small spots of foxing. Docketed on the last page.

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