Sale 258

Autographs and Historical Documents


Autographs: U.S. Civil War Related
 
 
Lot Photo Description
Lot 1070
  Cooper, James (1810-1863), Brigadier General U.S.Volunteers. commanding Maryland troops, commanded at Camp Chase POW prison in Ohio. 5 x 8 war-dated ALS, no place, no date, 2pp. (one sheet, both sides) signed as "Brig. Gen. Cmg. Md Vols" to Brig. General M. C. Meigs, Quartermaster General, regarding an appointment of a Mr. McGaffey which Cooper hopes will not be displeasing to Meigs.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1071
  Dahlgren, John A. (1809-1870), U.S. Naval officer, invented rifled cannon "Dahlgren gun", Chief of Naval Ordnance Bureau, commanded South Atlantic Blockade. War-dated 10 x 8 LS as "Rear Admiral Commdg S. A. B. Squadron", Flag Steamer "Philadelphia", Port Royal, S.C, Aug. 5, 1864 to ship's Asst. Paymaster transferring accounts of seven ships. Slight smearing to part of signature.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 1072
  Ellsworth, Elmer E. (1837-1861), Colonel of 11th New York regiment ("Fire Zouaves"), friend of Lincoln and accompanied him from Chicago to Washington for his Inauguration. 4 x 2½ carte-de-visite photograph in dapper civilian attire signed on the bottom of the 6¼ x 4 decorative matte. From the collection of Kate Chase Sprague, daughter of Treasury Secretary-Chief Justice S. P. Chase and wife of Rhode Island "boy governor", General William Sprague. Also Brownell, Francis E. 4 x 2½ carte-de-visite photograph of "Ellsworth's Avenger" (1840-1894), photo of Brownell wearing officer's uniform and Medal of Honor with Silsbee, Case & Co., Boston backstamp, signed in pencil on verso: "Compliments of Frank E. Brownell 1st Lieut. 11th Inftry U.S. Army". Accompanied by U.S. Civil War patriotic cover depicting the scene of Ellsworth's death. Three items that would make a wonderful display.
Estimate 5,000 - 6,000

Ellsworth was the first Union officer to die in the Civil War. He was killed by James T. Jackson, proprietor of Alexandria, Virginia's Marshall House Tavern when Ellsworth attempted to remove a Confederate flag from the building roof. Brownell, the private who shot and killed Jackson, received the Medal of Honor. Ellsworth became a Union martyr and his body lay in state in the White House.

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Lot 1073
  Grant, U. S. (1822-1885), Union Commander. Lengthy AES on 4th page of folded 10 x 8 letter as Major General, Head Quarters, Dept. of the West, Jackson (Miss.), Oct. 16, 1862, recommends to President Lincoln that Dr. Estabrook be appointed chaplain to the General Hospital at Memphis. On 1st page is ALS from Medical Director's Office, Corinth, Oct. 7, 1862 to Secretary of war Stanton recommending Rev. W. Wilmot Estabrook, Protestant Episcopal Minister of the 15th Iowa Vol. Infantry as chaplain, signed by Medical Director, and Colonel of the 15th Iowa with approvals by U.S. Army Medical Inspector and Brigade Col. Marcellus Moore Crocker (1830-1865, Brig. Gen. U.S. Vols.1862). On 2nd page is AES approval of Brig. Gen. John McArthur (1826-?).
Estimate 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 1074
  Holt, Joseph (1807-1894), Buchanan's Postmaster General and Secretary of War, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General. Presided over trials of Lincoln assassination conspirators. War-dated 5 x 8 ALS to historian Benson Lossing, Washington, Feb. 3, 1865, 1¼pp. (1st & 2nd pages of folded sheet) gives permission to include his likeness in Lossing's "History of the Rebellion" but has no photograph of himself to send. Light toning at edges.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 1075
  Morgan, Charles H. (1834-1875), Led Hancock's II Corps Artillery at Gettysburg, Brig. General U.S. Vols. Postwar 2½ x 4 carte-de-visite photo (John Goldin & Co. of Washington studio) signed as Brigadier General.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 1076
  Sherman, William T. (1820-1891), Federal commander in Civil War, Indian fighter. 8 x 5 ALS on lightly lined St. Louis letterhead, 4pp, folded sheet, March 20, 1884. Sherman writes to a Mrs. Hewitt regarding her entitlement to a widow's pension. Good content on those deserving of pensions ("…not only to those who were shot with bullets, but for all whose death was caused or hastened by…service"). Folds, partial pencil underlining in body.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1077
  (U.S.A.), Two war-dated items: 1.) Barry, William F. (1818-1879). Brig. Gen. U.S. Vols. 1861, chief of Artillery in Peninsular Campaign, in defenses of Washington, and in Sherman's Atlanta Campaign. Bvt. Maj. Gen. 1864. 10 x 8 ALS as Brig. Gen. on letterhead of Office of Chief of Artillery, Army of the Potomac, Washington, Feb. 21, 1862, 1½ pp. (1st and 3rd pages of folded sheet) to New York State Adjutant General recommending two of his aides for promotion. 2.) Wild, Edward A. (1825-1891) Medical doctor, Brig. Gen. U.S. Vols. commanding Black troops in Va. and N.C. 8 x 5 ALS as Brig. Gen. Vols., Boston, May 4, 1863, recommending a corporal for post of Commissary. Typed description affixed at bottom of letter, minor flaws.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1078
  (U.S.A.), Two War-dated items: 1.) Howell, Joshua B. (?-1864). Fought in Carolinas and Bermuda Hundred, fatally injured on fall from his horse while commanding division on Sept. 12, 1864, commission as Brig. Gen. U.S. Vols. 12½ x 8 MsDS as "Col. Cmdg 2nd Brigade" signed twice, Morris Island, S.C., July 30, 1863, approving requisition for ordnance and ordnance stores. 2.) Slough, John P. (1829-1867). Led Colorado troops at Ft. Garland, defeated Sibley at Glorieta Pass, Brig. Gen. USV 1862, Military Governor of Alexandria, Va., killed in duel in New Mexico. 10 x 8 ALS, Head Quarters, Alexandria, Feb. 18, 1863, to the Governor of New York recommending promotion of Capt. Davis J. Rich of the 153rd Regt. NY Vols. to Major.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1079
  Cabell, William L. (1827-1911), Brig. General, cavalry commander in Arkansas & Missouri, designed Confederate Battle Flag while on Joe Johnston's staff. 11 x 8¼ ALS on letterhead of United Confederate Veterans Trans-Mississippi Dept., Dallas, Jan. 17, 1893, to Lawrence S. Ross (1838-1898), Brigadier General led Texas troops under Wheeler in Atlanta campaign, Governor 1887-91; requesting name of a "pretty young lady" to represent Texas "in the different tableaux" at a U.C.V. function in Birmingham. On the verso is an AES from Ross to H. B. Stoddard seeking a name and a penciled initialed response from Stoddard appears on recto at lower left.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1080
  Cocke, Philip St. George (1809-1861), Virginia planter, Brigadier General 1861, led 5th Brigade under Beauregard at 1st Manassas, after 8 months service returned in shattered health to his home and killed himself.

5½ x 7½ pre-war partly-printed DS as President of the Virginia State Agricultural Society, Richmond, Oct. 23, 1854, certificate #968, life membership for Dr. Robt. C. Randolph. Rare signature. Steel engraved vignette at top center. Few folds.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 1081
  Forrest, Nathan Bedford (1821-1877), General, cavalry commander and raider, main founder and 1st grand wizard of Ku Klux Klan. 3¼ x 1 signature "N. B. Forrest" as Major General (Dec. 1863 - Feb. 1865). Tears skillfully repaired, silked for preservation and encapsulated; with small portrait. A rare signature.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 1082
  Ingraham, Duncan (1802-1887), Commodore, Chief of Ordnance, Construction and Repair, commanded much of S.C. coast during War. War-dated 8 x 6½ LS as Commander of the Naval Station, Charleston, Jan. 19, 1864, to Messrs. D. & H. Horlbeck, acknowledging receipt of their letter. Some mild ink blurring.
Estimate 500 - 600
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Lot 1083
  Jones, William E. "Grumble" (1824-1864), Brigadier General of cavalry 1862, with Stuart in Gettysburg, killed in action at Piedmont, June 1864. 8 x 10 pre-War ALS as 2nd Lieut. U.S. Army Mounted Rifles, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, July 28, 1851, 2pp. (1st & 2nd pages of folded sheet), to Commissary General George Gibson justifying expenses for Jones' regiment after it left Oregon going thru Panama.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 1084
  Lee, Robert E. (1807-1870), Confederate Army commander, Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point. War-dated 10 x 8 LS, "Headquarters Dept. of S. C. & C.", Savannah, Ga. Feb. 15, 1862, 1¼ pp. (both sides of one sheet) to Florida Governor David Yulee in Fernandina regarding Yulee's concerns about maintaining possession of Cedar Keys (Fla.) and the road from Fernandina to Cedar Keys. Lee will refer matter to Gen. Trapier but believes that if its importance to the enemy consists in having it as a means of communications from New York to forces in New Orleans, it will be less important to him as direct communication by water. Matted with colorful portrait of Lee in C.S.A. uniform and plaque transcript of the letter, signature side visible on back of frame which is 27 x 30 overall. Small old tape repair at top left edge. Excellent War content.
Estimate 10,000 - 15,000

David Yulee (1810-1886), a lawyer and railroad promoter, was Florida Delegate to the U.S. Congress, 1841-45, and one of its first Senators (the first Jewish U.S. Senator), serving 1845-51 and 1855-61, and a memeber of the C.S.A. Congress 1861-65. Gen. James H. Trapier (1815-66) was then in command of the Dept. of Eastern and Middle Florida.

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Lot 1085
  Lee, Robert E., 15 x 21 vellum DS as Superintendent of West Point, June 17, 1853, diploma for Cadet William H. Lowe of Iowa, recommending him to the President for promotion to the infantry, dragoons or mounted riflemen. Signed by Lee as Captain, Corps of Engineers and Bvt. Colonel and also by notable U.S.M.A. professors Robert S. Garnett, killed in action while C.S.A. Brigadier General at Garrick's Ford, Va., July 13, 1861 (scarce signature), George H. Thomas, Union general, "The Rock of Chickamauga", George W. Cullum, Halleck's chief engineer and chief of staff, West Point Superintendent 1864-68, Dennis Hart Mahan, highly influential West Point instructor, helped organize Virginia Military Institute, and others. Cadet Lowe entered the dragoons and led 5th Iowa Cavalry, later a Bvt. Brigadier General U.S. Volunteers and U.S. Army. Nice steel engraved vignettes at borders. Folds, signatures slightly light. Handsomely triple matted and framed to 34 x 28.
Estimate 6,000 - 8,000
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Lot 1086
  Lee, Robert E., 8 x 5 ALS, Lexington (Va.), Feb. 12, 1866, to A. J. Williams stating that Lee is now engaged in preparing "a report of my campaigns in the closing part of the War". Double matted in gray and gold with oval steel engraving of Lee in uniform, framed to 13 x 15; also includes (outside the frame) the original envelope, addressed in Lee's hand, in which the letter was mailed.
Estimate 4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 1087
  Lee, Robert E, 2 x 4½ signed carte-de-visite photograph of Lee in civilian attire, most probably post-War. Slight horizontal crease (no surface break or damage). Inset in rich matting below unfurled flags (including C.S.A. "stars and bars") and above metal biographical plaque. Approx. 40 x 19 overall, a most handsome presentation.
Estimate 2,500 - 3,000
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Lot 1088
  Mosby, John S. (1833-1916), Mosby, John S. (1833-1916). "The Grey Ghost", led independent cavalry unit "Mosby's Rangers" in Northern Virginia 1863-65. 10 x 8 ALS on Dept. of Justice letterhead, Washington, Oct. 12, 1907, to "Sam", perhaps a publishing agent. Mosby notes it is the anniversary of "the Greenback raid", mentions publishing problems regarding "Stuart's Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign", Mosby refusing to include his memoirs in the publication contract as he will not write under contract. He adds: "You observe that their reader says that it is a valuable historical document but lacks the romantic element. Of course it does because it is all true." Excellent content.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,500
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Lot 1089
  Pegram, John (1832-1865), Brig. Gen. 1862 under Kirby Smith through May 1863, under Ewell and Early in Army of No. Virginia, Major Gen. 1864. Unevenly clipped signature, approximately 1½ x 5, from close of an ALS signed "Your Devoted Brother".
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1090
  Price, Sterling (1809-1867), Missouri Governor 1853-57, C.S.A. Major General, fought in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas. 11 x 8 ¼ partly-printed DS as Governor, Jefferson City, April 15, 1853, $1000 Missouri 30-year bond payable at the Bank of Commerce in New York City, signed also by Auditor and Secretary of State. Steel vignettes and decorative borders. Folds, few small holes, light toning. Laid down to larger sheet with 6 interest coupons.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1091
  Winder, John H. (1800-1865), Provost Marshal, Brigadier General 1861 in command of such P.O.W. camps as Libby and Belle Island in Richmond, Danville and Andersonville. 5 x 8 war-dated partly-printed DS as Brigadier General, Head Quarters, Dept. of Henrico, Richmond, Feb. 4, 1864, pass allowing Jacob Goldstein, citizen of Germany, his wife and children, to cross C.S.A. lines but not to pass through General Lee's lines at the Rappahannock. At lower left is a physical description of Goldstein. Winder's signature is dark, other information added is a bit faded but legible. Inlaid to 7 ½ x 11, with portrait.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1092
  (C.S.A.), Two pre-War signed items: 1.) Lubbock, Francis R (1815-1905). Represented Texas at Charleston convention, Governor 1861-63, on Jefferson Davis' staff 1864. 3 x 6½ partly-printed DS as Republic of Texas Controller, Houston, Sept. 1, 1837, decorative certificate, $100 Consolidated Fund of Texas 5-year bond. 2.) Rhett, Robert Barnwell (1800-1876). So. Carolina U.S. Rep. & Senator, led secessionist movement from 1850, chaired C.S.A. Constitution committee 1861. 8 x 5 ALS, no place, 1839 (no date), to Mr. (Mass. U.S. Rep. Leverett, 1783-1845) Saltonstall, regarding a meeting.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 1093
  (C.S.A.), Two post-war signed items: 1.) Gordon, G. W. (1836-1911). Colonel under Bragg at Stones River, led regiment at Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, Brig. Gen. CSA 1864 captured at Franklin. 3¼ x 7½ MsDS, Columbia, Tenn., Jan. 19, 1874, promissory note. 2.) Pettus, Edmund W. (1821-1907) Col. of 20th Alabama under Kirby Smith, Brig. General 1863 in Tennessee & Atlanta campaigns, Alabama U.S. Senator 1897-1907. 11 x 8 TLS on U.S. Senate letterhead, Washington, Dec. 3, 1901, to General Joseph Wheeler, Philadelphia. Wheeler (1836-1906) led the 19th Alabama and was C.S.A. cavalry Brig. & Maj. General, Ala. U.S. Rep. post-war and Maj. Gen. in Spanish-American War. Nice association.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1094
  (C.S.A. Navy), Two pre-war signed items: 1.) Forrest, French (1796-1866). Navy officer in War of 1812, C.S.A. command of the Norfolk Navy Yard, James River Squadron, later C.S.A. Asst. Secretary of the Navy. Pre-War 10 x 8 ALS, "Hornet", Norfolk, May 4, 1834, regarding estate administration. 2.) Maury, Matthew F. (1806-1873) "Pathfinder of the Seas", 1st man to describe the Gulf Stream and to mark routes across the Atlantic. Entered C.S.N. 1861 as Commander, sent to Europe to continue experiments and inventions and to purchase and outfit armed cruisers. 10 x 8 LS while head of U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington, Jan. 2, 1858, 1½pp. (1st & 2nd pages of folded sheet), to H. Whitehurst & Co., Baltimore, regarding their ship Hopewell's discovery of a guano island. With engraving of Maury, small folded advertising brochure for "Maury's Geographies", and a forgery of a Maury letter with two 1944 Amherst College letters concerning it.
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 1095
  (Civil War - Financial), Three signed items. 1.) Chase, Salmon P. Treasury Secretary 1861-64, Chief Justice of the U.S. 1864-73. 10 x 8 LS as Secretary of the Treasury, July 4, 1861, to the Baltimore Naval Officer and surveyor. Ink somewhat feathered. 2.) Memminger, Christopher G. Confederate financier and Treasury Secretary 1861-64. 5 x 8½ partly-printed DS, Richmond, April 5, 1864, transfer draft for $100,000 payable to C. B. Harrison of Raleigh, No. Carolina y. 3.) Spinner, Francis E. Treasurer of the U.S. 1861-1875, notable for his distinctive signature. 10 x 8 LS on official letterhead as Treasurer, Washington, May 4, 1866, to W. J. Blanchard, Philadelphia, exchanges $3 in legal tender notes for same amount of "red back" fractional currency.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1096
 
C.S.A. Certificates of Disability for Discharge (3), partly-printed completed forms: one from Camp Johnson, Memphis Tenn., headed "Army of the Confederate States", dated 1861, and two from Camp Harrison, headed "Army of the State of Georgia", dated 1861 and 1862; two are for typhoid fever, the other for constant cough, all signed by the camp surgeon, the first is docketed captured papers - sent to Gen'l Paul".
Estimate 400 - 500
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Lot 1097
 
Two Union Soldiers' letters, 1.) 4pp. ALS in pencil on red, white and blue patriotic letterhead "ONWARD" with patriotic motif showing woman in flag dress and carrying flag, "1776" and "1861" ("1" overwritten with "2") flanking at left and right of symbol, "to victory" under her. Written from Camp Bernarde (?), Roanoke, Va., Feb. 16, 1862, from F. Townsend (?) to his cousin. Writes generally about fights in which the "27th" has fought, fixing bayonets and attacking rebels who ran ("it was a regular Bull Run"), capturing a rebel flag and capturing 3,800 prisoners and armaments and in barracks built by rebels for their winter quarters. Will be going aboard steamer "Morran" (sp?) but does not know where they are going, mentions casualties on both sides, etc. Worthy of further research 2.) 4pp. ALS from J. W. Rastall, Headquarters, 1st Regt E. S. Maryland Volunteers, Camp Carroll, Baltimore, Md., June 15, 1864. Writing his family in Milwaukee, Rastall describes and praises Camp Carroll ("one of the most delightful and commodious camps I was ever in"), has attended opera in Baltimore, has an audience with the Governor, the death of the quartermaster sergeant from dysentery at Deal's Island, etc. With envelope.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1098
 
Union Soldier's Broadside, 12 x 9½, circulated by the Union Army while occupying North Carolina, "Important to White and Colored Soldiers of the Union Army", concerning death benefits for soldiers of their immediate families "White or Black", issued by T.F. Lee, raleigh, N.C., small hole at top and stained.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 1099
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Lot 1100
 
1810-64 Slave documents (7), 1810 and 1816 manuscript receipts for balance of purchases of slaves from the trader Dickenson; 1827 partly-printed form for hire of a Negro for one year for $72.50; 1843, Lawrence County, Ala. complaint concerning the non-delivery of three slaves of "copper complexion" or "copper colour"; 1846, Lawrence County, Ala., court document charging a "negro man slave" with the attempted murder of a white man by attacking him with an axe; 1856 (Augusta, Ga.) and 1864 (Richmond, Va.) partly-printed receipts for the purchase of Negro slaves.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 1101
 
1821-61 Court Orders, partly-printed forms for security for the payment of debts, and judgements against property, levied on Negro slaves belonging to the defendants, five are from Lawrence County, Ala., the others from Madison County, Tenn.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1102
 
1822-57 Slave-related documents (6), four from Wilcox, County, comprising Estate Administrators' reports (2) for sale or hiring of Negroes and real estate;Guardian's report to Probate Court regarding sale of a Negro woman and children; Bill of sale for a Negro boy given as a gift to the new owner; partly-printed Delivery Bond of Negro girl in settlement of a law suit; document regarding accepting a $108 for a Negro then giving the note for a mule.
Estimate 750 - 1,000
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Lot 1103
 
1834-61 Mississippi Tax Receipts, group of 11 partly-printed forms with itemized listings for slaves and other personal property such as pianos, bowie knives, gold and silver articles, cattle, etc.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1104
 
1845-64 a fascinating correspondence of 42 letters, some with original envelopes postally used, dealing with the sale of slaves (all but four have direct references), mainly to Messrs. Dickinson Hill & Co. in Richmond during the early to mid fifties providing a detailed insight to the slave trade in the U.S.A. just prior to its extinction, commencing "I have sent you a Girl out of a fine family of servants… age about 10 years which having no use for her I wish you to sell to the highest bidder for cash…", letter asking for an independent valuation for a female slave from a man who was cheated by another trader who purportedly sold him a healthy female who actually "was disease and very badly with a fall and Enlargement of the woom at the time I bought her…" still thriving in 1856, R.H. Dickinson wrote from Columbus, Georgia, that he had sold all but six of his Negroes, "The condition of this country is good. Planters with money and out of debt, they want to buy negroes but can't induce themselves to think that negro men ought to sell for over 1000 to 1100 & women 800 to 900…" much day to day information about the running of the business and auctions - credit requests, concerns about the market (waiting for improvement before selling) and having sold Negroes below the owner's limit (reserve price) instructions for the sale of Negroes, and condition reports, which, crudely stated were standard practices for any business selling commodities on commission. The 1865 (Feb. 16) Affidavit with deposition concerns losses of slaves, food, and livestock to the Union Army between 1863-64: "June 1863 the said slave absconded… went into the lines of the U.S. Army … May 1864 whilst a force of the United States Army was poking through the county… carried away with them the said slave… June 1864 another force of the United States Army under the command of the General Philip Sheridan also came to the house of this affiant camped on his premises and carried away with the said slave…" The docketing on the affidavit refers to this as "the act of the Public Enemy." A unique and enlightening archive.
Estimate 2,000 - 3,000
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Lot 1105
 
1847 Bills of Sale for Negro slaves (3), partly-printed long legal size forms, 1.) from Maryland tranferring and assigning a Negro boy for 24 years; 2.) Louisiana for "a certain Negro boy by the name of John aged fourteen years slave for life"; 3.) South Carolina (age spotting) for "two Negro men viz. Ellick and Ned both warranted sound" for $1,000.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1106
 
1847-52 documents (5), from Richmond, Va., comprising partly-printed receipts (3) for the purchase of Negro slaves, partly-printed receipt from the "Richmond Republican" for advertising "Negro Hireing", and manuscript owner's sale inventory of 12 Negro slaves and pencilled valuation of $6450.00.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1107
 
1862-64 manuscript documents (2), from Virginia for the delivery of two Negroes for sale, the former instructing: "you will send me half the money in confederate bond…" and the latter asking for advance payment against the proceeds of sale.
Estimate 500 - 750
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Lot 1108
 
1863 Confederate compensation case documents (3), comprising 1863 (Nov.) manuscript Court "Extracts, Mary Ryson, Proof on Claim for slave lost in the public service" in the case of a slave who was impressed by the State of South Carolina to work on the fortifications of James Island off Charleston, subsequently became ill and died, being sworn testimony before the Magistrate by the owner (plaintiff), witness, Commissioner of Roads, and appraiser for slaves (value $3000), 1863 printed "Auditor's Warrant" from Columbia, South Carolina authorizing $1800 compensation for a slave, and 1863 (Dec. 17) printed receipt from Columbia, South Carolina for payment of $1500 "for compensation of a slave lost by reason of the employment of the said slave by the authorities of the Confederate Government upon the military fortifications in this State", fine condition for these.
Estimate 200 - 300
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Lot 1109
 
North Carolina Slave documents (3), 1791, Bertie County, court document prosecuting two persons fornon-payment of debts and charging one of them with harbouring and dealing with a Negro man named George; 1803, Bertie County, manuscript bill of sale, 12½ x 8½, for a "Negro boy" at £72-10s and a "Negro child" at £30; 1829, Orange County, partly-printed legal size document concerning offering a "Negro girl" named Cynthia as security for a court appearance.
Estimate 300 - 400
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Lot 1110
 
Freepersons manuscript documents (2), comprising 1826 (Sept. 9) Sworn Oath by a farmer that Delilah "a yellow Woman was Free Born," the farmer "having perfect Recollection of her Father and Mother before her Birth," and 1859 (Sept. 26) Freepaper Court document with embossed seal of Bedford County stating "Betsey Ellen Tanner, daughter of Eliza & Emanuel Tanner a free person of color, light complexion.born free of female ancestors who were free previous to the year 1806." A rare pair of documents.
Estimate 150 - 200
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Lot 1111
 
Abolitionist material, 1804-56, small group including manuscript statement of beliefs written by Francis Jackson (President of the Boston Anti-Slavery Society) in December, 1844; two pamphlets and a broadside including Matthew Franklin's" Address of the American Convention for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and Improving the Condition of the African Race Assembled at Philadelphia in January 1804, to the Free Blacks, and other People of Color, in the United States" and the "Alphabet of Slavery" (Leeds, 1856).
Estimate 150 - 200
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