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[BROADSIDE] Richard Clagett
SLAVE AUCTION] PUBLIC SALE OF NEGROES, | BY RICHARD CLAGETT. | ON TUESDAY, MARCH 5th, 1833 at 1:00 P. M. THE FOLLOWING | SLAVES WILL BE SOLD AT POTTERS MART, IN CHARLESTON, S. C. | MISCELLANEOUS LOTS OF NEGROES, MOSTLY HOUSE SERVANTS, SOME | FOR FIELD WORK
Charleston, S. C., 1833. Advertising broadside for an upcoming sale of approximately 40 people many of them children or Negro wenches at Potter;'s Mart in Charleston. Giving the conditions of sale, and listing the individuals being sold, noting especially a very valuable Blacksmith, with his wife and daughters though the buyer is cautioned that "the 16 year old wench has [but] one eye"; note as well is made of "a likely yellow girl" who is "sold for no fault. Sound as a dollar". ~~Little is known of the auctioneer Richard Glagett. We do know that the Potter's Mart stood near Charleton's Old Exchange Building.~~Printed on tan paper in varying types, with creasing, and minor loss to the edges. There is a small amount of restoration on the verso. 30 x 21 cm. Hummel lists three institutional copies; 2 others are found on OCLC; there are other institutions known to have copies. ~~A relic from the era when human beings were openly trafficked in this country. (Hummel 2140).
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