In the letters Gibbons discusses a public sale of property belonging to the proprietors of Goodman, Miller & Co. The property is being sold to pay off debts, and there is disputing among the interested parties, particularly over several slaves.
In the letter Stuckey discusses the slave Warren, whom he had sold to Gibbons the previous year. A physician hired by Gibbons diagnosed the boy with "chronic rheumatism," but Stuckey maintains that he was never ill before the sale. While he will...
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