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Hutson Lee papers advertising sales of slaves in Charleston in 1859 and 1860

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Hutson Lee papers advertising sales of slaves in Charleston in 1859 and 1860

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This broadside is one of 15 found in the Hutson Lee papers advertising sales of slaves in Charleston in 1859 and 1860. This broadside advertises a slave auction held by the firm Bennett and Rhett on January 21st, 1859 at the slave mart on Chalmers Street. The broadside gives the name and age for each person listed, except for those listed simply as child. Under qualifications, some are listed as being either a "prime field hand" or "sound". Some names are crossed out, and the listing of names is renumbered by hand. The ad also states that the slaves for sale are experienced in rice cultivation.

12 of 15 broadsides found in the Hutson Lee papers advertising sales of slaves in Charleston in 1859 and 1860. Slave auctions held by various firms at the slave mart on Chalmers Street.

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1859
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Chalmers Street, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 2940132.77762, -79.92931
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South Carolina Historical Society
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