January 2019 Auction Ends Thursday, January 31st, 5pm Pacific
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Bill of sale for several slaves purchased at an auction in New Orleans on 16 November 1853 at the St. Louis Exchange Hotel, a well-known spot for slave auctions at the time. Disturbing receipt lists the human beings sold, with their sale price, content contrasting the elegant penmanship displayed by the auctioneer, who signs the document, ''J.A. Bonneval / auct.'' Entitled ''Succession of Catherine Dinet'', document reads in part, ''Sold this day at auction at 12 o clock at the St. Louis Exchange...the following described property: Celia alias Cecilia negress aged about 41 years, cook, washer and ironer and her two children Areene about 5 years and Vincent about 4 years. / To Mr. Louis Cousin for $1110.00 / Louisa negro girl aged about 19 years cook and house girl / To Mr. Victor Emile for 875.00...Antoinette alias Jacqueline negro girl aged about 15 years, house girl & children nurse / To Mr. Louis Cousin for 700.00...'' Document totals the purchase, listing the ''Terms Cash''. Second sheet of bifolium document appears to document payment to the auctioneer, and verso shows handwritten calculations. Document on blue laid paper measures 7.75'' x 12.5'' as folded. Mounting remnant to top of second sheet, folds, and light wear including small hole on second sheet. Very good condition.
New Orleans Slave Receipt From 1853 -- Disturbing Bill of Sale From a Slave Auction at the St. Louis Exchange Hotel Itemizes Several Slaves With Purchase Price, Signed by the AuctioneerNew Orleans Slave Receipt From 1853 -- Disturbing Bill of Sale From a Slave Auction at the St. Louis Exchange Hotel Itemizes Several Slaves With Purchase Price, Signed by the Auctioneer
New Orleans Slave Receipt From 1853 -- Disturbing Bill of Sale From a Slave Auction at the St. Louis Exchange Hotel Itemizes Several Slaves With Purchase Price, Signed by the Auctioneer
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