Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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Most interesting slave trade A.L.S. by a slave dealer named "Buchanan", 1p. 4to. with integral (torn) address leaf, "Port Leon[?], Texas", Nov. 8, 1842 to JOHN BRANCH (1782–1863), former Senator, Secretary of the Navy, Governor of North Carolina, and future territorial governor of Florida. A troubled slave dealer living in the independent Republic of Texas deals with a dilemma. In part: "...I'm about to commit an act that will submit me to the severest penalties of the Law... Texas is not under the government of this country, and do we not all know that the severest penalties are inflicted on persons importing Negroes from a foreign country into this?... Why if it were allowed under our government, to import slaves into our country... there are many who would soon be relieved of their pecuniary [?] by embarking in the slave trade. I must keep on burner [?] & dispose of them here..." A marginal tear and a chip affecting a few letters of text, else very good.
TEXAN SLAVE TRADER FEARS EXPORTING SLAVES TO THE UNITED STATES
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $286.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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