Letter to Giles Saunders from Samuel M. Fox concerning the slave trade

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Received by
Saunders, Giles, American, 1810 - 1895
Written by
Fox, Samuel M., American, 1806 - 1864
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 9 7/8 × 15 3/4 in. (25.1 × 40 cm)
Type
letters (correspondence)
Place used
Tates Creek, Madison County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Date
April 17, 1848
Description
This letter was written in Madison County, Kentucky, on April 17, 1848, by Samuel M. Fox to Giles Saunders in Richmond, Virginia. Fox writes of his success in selling several enslaved people and about concerns of the prices for enslaved people around Lexington, Kentucky, due to the instability of the market price for cotton. The paper is folded in half with the right side having the correspondence and the left side the address. A postmark dated April 18 from Lexington, Kentucky, is stamped in blue ink over the address.
Topic
African American
American South
Business
Correspondence
Domestic slave trade
Finance
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.174.3.1
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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