Received by
Saunders, Giles, American, 1810 - 1895
Written by
Fox, Samuel M., American, 1806 - 1864
January 14, 1847
ink on paper
H x W: 9 13/16 × 15 1/2 in. (24.9 × 39.4 cm)
This letter was written in Richmond, Kentucky, on January 14, 1847, by Samuel Fox to Giles Saunders in Richmond, Virginia. The letter details the sale of enslaved people by Fox and his associates, including the recovery of one enslaved man who was loaned out for the use of a horse. There are also details regarding a customer dissatisfied with the purchase of two enslaved people. The paper is folded in half and the letter is written on the right hand side continuing onto the left side of the reverse. On the left hand side of the front is a list of names of enslaved people with monetary denominations. On the left hand side of the reverse is the address with a postmark dated January 16 from Richmond, Kentucky stamped in blue ink.
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Place used
Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Documents and Published Materials
Slavery and Freedom Objects
letters (correspondence)
American South
Domestic slave trade
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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