Letter to Samuel Fox from Giles Saunders regarding the slave trade

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Received by
Fox, Samuel M., American, 1806 - 1864
Written by
Saunders, Giles, American, 1810 - 1895
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 9 3/4 × 15 5/8 in. (24.8 × 39.7 cm)
Type
letters (correspondence)
Place used
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Date
February 28, 1849
Description
This letter was written in Charleston, South Carolina, on February 28, 1849, by Giles Saunders to Samuel Fox in Richmond, Kentucky. Saunders describes a recent sale of mules and notes, "I understand negroes is much hyer than last year" in reference to the market prices for enslaved people. The blue paper is folded in half with the letter on the right side and the address on the right side. A postmark dated February 28 from Charleston, South Carolina, is stamped in red ink above the address.
Topic
African American
American South
Business
Correspondence
Domestic slave trade
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.174.3.2
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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