In the letter Flournoy says that he is no longer interested in maintaining a plantation, and he asks Hall to purchase some of his slaves: "Lawyers, doctors, & merchants should have nothing to do with plantations & negroes--Overseers are...
In the letter Mrs. Collins explains that most of the men in the area have gone to war, leaving the women, children, and elderly men unprotected; of particular concern are the unsupervised slaves on the plantations. She asks the governor to excuse...
Advertisement for an upcoming estate sale in Sumter County, Alabama. Included in the auction will be "11 Likely Negroes," livestock, farming tools, furniture, housewares, and "One of the most valuable plantations in the State."
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