SLAVERY BROADSIDE. CLAGETT, RICHARD.  Public Sale of Negroes. Charleston, SC: 1833.
Lot 283
SLAVERY BROADSIDE.
CLAGETT, RICHARD.
Public Sale of Negroes. Charleston, SC: 1833.
US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£ 770 - 1,200

Lot Details
SLAVERY BROADSIDE.
CLAGETT, RICHARD. Public Sale of Negroes. Charleston, SC: 1833.
Printed broadside, 352 x 213 mm, describing slaves to be sold at auction on March 5, 1833 in Charleston. Backed with Japan paper, slight losses to edges, not affecting text. Together with a modern facsimile of the same broadside.

An iconic slavery broadside, advertising the sale of "Miscellaneous Lots of Negroes, mostly house servants, some for field work." The first woman to be sold is described as the mother of ... four children, one a girl about 13 years of age, another 7, a boy about 5, and an infant 11 months old. 2 of the children will be sold with the mother, the others separately, if it best suits the purchaser." At the end it lists ... 14 Negro Wenches ranging from 16 to 25 years of age, all sound and capable of doing a good days work in the house or field. The conditions of sale in the third paragraph, "1/2 cash, balance by bond ... payable in one to two years to be secured by a mortgage ... , give an insight into the trade in slaves during the period. The identity of the seller, Richard Clagett, is not known. Roy Hummel, Southeastern Broadsides 2140, gives three copies known, but a greater number have appeared on the collector's market, in addition to examples at the University of South Carolina Library, the Beinecke Rare Book Library at Yale, and the New York Public Library.
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