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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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Lots 2446-2454

Lot 2446

(Slavery) Jonathan Trumbull Sr., Governor of Connecticut Colony, 1769–1776; Governor of Connecticut 1776–1784. September 22, 1747 ADS signed "Jon. Trumble", Dutchess County, Connecticut, one sheet 7½x12" both sides, the document is a court complaint against Phillis a mulatto woman who she claims was "free born, and no Mans Slave…", complaint states she refuses to return to service reading in part, "…Says that one Phillis, a Molatto Woman was in the year of our Lord 1742 by Jeremia Calkin of sd Dutchess County in Said Province Sold & Delivered To Said Moses Northrup Deceased as afowd as a slave during natural life & was by J. Calkin warrantee from all demands what forever to said Northrup deceased with her husband named Dick & a negro girl named Freelove for & in consideration of three hundred pounds New England money Old Tenour paid by said Northrup deceased…Departed & absented herself from her service & from the said Moses Northrup…Refuses to Return to Said Service tho demanded & requested…", Fine.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Jonathan Trumbull Sr. (1710-1785) was one of the few Americans who served as governor in both a pre-Revolutionary colony and a post-Revolutionary state. He was the only colonial governor at the start of the Revolution to take up the rebel cause. He was a friend and advisor of George Washington throughout the revolutionary period.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 2447    

(Slavery) 1821, 1846 Slave Related Documents, two documents, 1821 Union District South Carolina Last Will and Testament giving various slaves to his children including one 5 year old Negro boy to his daughter etc; and "Chester C.H. So. Ca. January 1st 1846" dateline on bill of sale for Negro boy Sam from the estate of J.J. Clark for $500, F.-V.F. pair of documents.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Current Opening Bid: $90

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Lot 2448    

(Slavery) 1827 Appraisal including 80 Slaves, four-page appraisal including "1 Negro Woman Alse about 55 or 60 years old" $175; "1 Woman Drusilla & her Child Joe" $500; "1 Woman Sally & her 3 Children Hannah, Ned & Wm." $850; etc., F.-V.F.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 2449    

(Slavery) 1837 Slave Bill of Sale, headed "Bill of Sale - Printed & Sold by P. Hoff, The State of South-Carolina" showing "A mulatto named Stephen his Wife Dilia and Child, Warranted Sound & healthy and Slaves for Life" sold for $1,600, from Hope H. Statler to A.A. Johnson; some toning, Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 2450    

(Slavery) 1850 Georgia, Dooly County Oath to Not Sell or Give Slaves any Quantity of Distilled Sprituous Liquor, two oaths on front and back reading, "I Nicolas Nicholson do solemnly swear that I will not during the next twelve months, sell, barter give or furnish to any slave or slaves or free person of color, any quantity of distilled spirituous liquor, without verbal or written consent of the owners…", Very Fine.
Estimate    $150 - 200.

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Lot 2451    

(Slavery) 1865 (Mar. 28) Terms of Negro Hire, one page Terms of Negro Hire and Rent of the Land reading "The Negro men will be hired until 1st Jany Next to the Highest Bidder … to be paid when due in whatever may be the currency in circulation at the time…"; overall aging, Fine and scarce slave document at the end of the war.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

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Lot 2452    

(Slavery) 1865 (Apr. 7) Estate Appraisal including 15 Slaves, blue one-page document for the Estate of Littleton House including "Eli (negro boy)" $1300; "Ledler "" $1400; "Matilda " girl" $700" etc., document docketed as "Filed 5 Septr. 1865, Stamped & Cancelled as the Law directs D.C. Williams" and bearing faulty U.S. 5¢ certificate (R24c) manuscript cancelled "April 7 1865", Fine and scarce estate appraisal of slaves one month before the end of the war.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 2453    

(Slavery) 1866 (Jun. 9) Lancaster District S.C. Return Document of Estate That Consisted of Emancipated Slaves, blue one-page document headed "George W. McNeely Committee of Wm B. Funderburk in account: 1865. To amount received for hire of negroes one month January paid in Confederate money 25.00; To hire for the remainder of the year 1865 - eleven months - Eliza hired to Melissa J. Funderburk wife of Jeremiah Funderburk $75.00 …", and ends with "South Carolina, Lancaster District} Before me George W. McNeely on oath said that the above is a just and true Return of Monies received and paid out by him since his last Return, as committee of Wm. B. Funderburke - that the Estate consisted principally of Slaves which have been emancipated leaving but a very small Estate in his hands., June 9, 1866", Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Lot 2454    

(Slavery) 1866 Augusta Georgia Pair of Documents for Free Woman of Color, first is a trust document reading in part "…Know all men by these presents that Whereas Nellie Doyle, a free woman of colour hath given birth to a male child called Walter, the paternity of whom she attributes to me and Whereas the said Nellie hath no means beyond her own labour to support and maintain the said boy-child…", James Shuter places $1000 in Trust to Nellie Doyle to support his son and specifies the money to be used to buy property and tenements with the court oversight, bearing $1 revenue (R69c) tied by manuscript cancel "Augt 7"/66", accompanied by second Indenture Docment of Richmond County, Georgia where Joel N. Freemen sells to Nellie Doyle, Trustee, for $1,500 a lot on the South side of Greene Street between 12th and 13th Streets in Augusta Ga., bearing 50¢ and $1 revenues (R63c, R69c) cancelled by matching manuscript "J N F Sep 4 1866" cancels, F.-V.F. pair of documents.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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