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Auction: The American Civil War
was auctioned on: 9 April 2008
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SLAVE SALE BROADSIDE. - Public Sale of Valuable Negroes! On Monday, the 8th day of September next, we will offer for sale, at public auction, to the higest bidder, at the late residence of Isabella M. Doak, deceased, one mile West of Greenville, in A...

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Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000
ca. US$5,944 - US$7,926
Price realised:  £7,000
ca. US$13,870
Lot number 74, Views: 92

Public Sale of Valuable Negroes! On Monday, the 8th day of September next, we will offer for sale, at public auction, to the higest bidder, at the late residence of Isabella M. Doak, deceased, one mile West of Greenville, in Augusta county Twenty-Eight Negroes, among them some very industrious and valuable farm hands.
Greenville, VA]: 16 August 1862. Broadside (285 x 200 mm). Signed in print by John Newton and John J. Larew. Condition: ink mark in the right margin, folds. Matted and framed. a rare confederate imprint: a war-date broadside advertising a slave sale in augusta county, viginia. The broadside continues by naming each slave and their ages: “A boy, Francis, about 20 years old; a boy, George, about 18 years old; Isaac, about 16 years old; Mary Jane and her child (a female;) Mary and her child; Martha Jane, about 24 years old, and her child; Rachel, about 17 years old; Maria, about 42 years old … [etc]” Isabella M. Doak (1786-1862) was last surviving child of Colonel Robert Doak (1751-1832), an early settler in Augusta County, a Revolutionary War veteran and a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Title: The American Civil War
Date of the auction: 9 Apr 2008
Address: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
SW1Y 5LU London
United Kingdom
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