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    Slave Expense Document, one page, 7.0" x 9.0", circa 1800. This anonymous manuscript itemizes the costs associated with a large group of slaves. It reads, "An estimate of the first cost of 500 Negroes, together with the yearly expense of victualing & clothing them, viz: To the first cost of 500 Negroes at 30 pounds each...15,000...To the clothing said Negroes 4 times a year with Ozenbrigs, Frocks & Trousers at 4/6 ster'g each suit....450...To the victualizing of 500 Negroes 52 weeks at 22d each week...2383.68. P annum...2833.6.8 pounds". If a North American document, this would have originated with one of the nation's largest planters. Light browning, else Very Fine condition.

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