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    1852 Slave Bill of Sale, L. C. Robards, Fayette, Kentucky A sad reminder of our nation's tragic past where humans were bought and sold as commodities. Lewis C. Robards was a particularly disgusting slave merchant. Based in the Lexington, Kentucky area, he would advertise in the newspapers to buy slaves (if he didn't have someone steal them). He would then place these men, women and children into pens with iron bars to be transported on a steamboat to the deep South. Sometimes, he would chain them together and march them down the trails called the Natchez Trace. They were then sold to the highest bidder. If this wasn't bad enough, he was known to take the light-skinned, young and attractive females and sell them to brothels and syndicates in New Orleans as prostitutes. These were called "quadroons" and were his specialty. Offered here is a Bill of Sale dated February 19, 1852 where Robards sold a 25 year old woman and her two small children, ages five and three, to Messrs. Moseley and Cummings of Marshall County, Mississippi. The purchase price was $850. Very fine condition, approximately 8" x 3.75" in size. Worthy of further research.

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