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GANG OF 25 SEA ISLAND COTTON AND RICE NEGROES, BY LOUIS D. DE SAUSSURE. ON THURSDAY THE 25TH SEPT., 1852, AT 11 O'CLOCK, A.M., WILL BE SOLD AT RYAN'S MART, IN CHALMERS STREET, IN THE CITY OF CHARLESTON. A GANG OF 25 NEGROES, ACCUSTOMED TO THE CULTURE OF SEA ISLAND COTTON AND RICE. CONDITIONS. - ONE-HALF CASH, BALANCE BY BOND, BEARING INTEREST FROM DAY OF SALE, PAYABLE IN ONE AND TWO YEARS, TO BE SECURED BY A MORTGAGE OF THE NEGROES AND APPROVED PERSONAL SECURITY. PURCHASER TO PAY FOR PAPERS
[Charleston, 1852. Broadside, printed on tan paper, 7-1/4" x 9-1/4". Several type styles and sizes. Old wrinkles, not obscuring text; three short tape repairs on verso, no loss. Portions of several letters abraded. Good+. The date on the broadside-- September 25, 1852-- was a Saturday, not a Thursday. This is probably a printer's error. Most sources state that Thomas Ryan built "Ryan's Mart" "around" 1853. If the year is wrong on the broadside, it was likely meant to read 1856, the one year during the 1850s that September 25th was a Thursday. If Ryan's Mart actually had been open by September 1852, then perhaps the intended date was Thursday, September 23, a Thursday. Louis Daniel De Saussure [1824-1888], a major Charleston-area slave auctioneer, plied his trade at Charleston's busy Ryan's slave mart. He and other members of the De Saussure family were prominent for generations in South Carolina's business, civic, political, and cultural life. They were also active slave dealers. Louis began his career at the Tobias & Co. mercantile firm, then launched his own business as a broker, real estate agent, director of the South Carolina Railroad, board member of public companies. De Saussure family members were landowners, slave owners, estate settlers, debt collectors in the Charleston and Camden areas, and ubiquitous participants in the life of their community. [Tadman, Michael: The Hidden History of Slave Trading in Antebellum South Carolina: John Springs III and Other "Gentlemen Dealing in Slaves," THE SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE, Vol. 97, No. 1, Jan. 1996, pp.6-29; "D … [Click Below for Full Description]
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