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 13/16 × 15 3/8 in. (24.9 × 39.1 cm)
Type
letters (correspondence)
Place used
Richmond, Virginia, United States, North and Central America
Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, United States, North and Central America
Date
May 18, 1849
Description
This letter was written in Richmond, Virginia, on May 18, 1849, by Giles Saunders to Samuel Fox of Richmond, Kentucky. Saunders details the sale of two enslaved men at a total of $355.00 profit while expressing concerns about the current market. The paper is folded in half and the letter is written on the front right side continuing onto the reverse right side, with the address on the front left side. A postmark dated May 18 from Richmond, Virginia, is stamped in red 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
2014.174.3.6
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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