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 3/4 in. (24.9 × 40 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
March 9, 1847
Description
This letter was written in Richmond, Virginia, on March 9, 1847, by Giles Saunders to Samuel Fox of Richmond, Kentucky. Saunders discusses the purchase and subsequent sale of an enslaved woman as well as several other enslaved people he has purchased and plans to bring westward. The paper is folded in the middle with the letter written on the right front side continuing onto the right reverse side, with the address written on the left front side. Two postmarks are stamped in red ink by the address, one dated March 13 in Richmond, Virginia, and the second reading "10".
Topic
African American
American South
Business
Correspondence
Domestic slave trade
Slavery
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2014.174.3.7
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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