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    Slavery: Matthew Pilson. Comprises: (1) 1827. Autograph Letter Signed "H. B. Hunk," two pages, 7.5" x 12.75", front and verso, with addressee's name on the verso, "Matthew Pilson Esq." No place, February 10, 1827. In part, "On tomorrow morning I set off for home & have determined take Dan. Should it be finally determined by Min. that he does belong to the Estate, my letter now filed in the office compels me to pay $200 for him Embracing an Equal proportion of that sum as Ligater...I will have a sum sufficient to meet the price of said Negro should the determination of Mr Kenney & Taxes be confirmed..." (2) 1853. Autograph Document Signed "Matthew Pilson," three pages, 7.5" x 12.25", front and verso. No place, December 26, 1853. Headed in another hand "Matthew Pilson's acct with Jacksons Heires for Hire of Negros." Transactions from December 30, 1848 to December 26, 1853 are listed. At the conclusion, Pilson has signed a statement attesting to the fact that "the Negros were divided & delivered to the parties according to a Statement made by the Commissioners." Matthew Pilson lived with his family on a farm in Augusta County, Virginia. Both pieces have minor stains. Fine condition. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.


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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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