Dickinson writes while traveling through the Alabama to settle claims before going to New York. He asks Dellet to collect money owed him by B. F. Porter; because Porter has land and slaves, Dickinson thinks he should have no trouble paying the debt.
In the letter Puryear describes a "handsome lott of Negroes" he has just received, and he asks if Dellet would be interested in purchasing any: "I am retailing them fast at $900 but if you would take largely I would afford them for something less...
In the letter Witherington discusses the upcoming trial of one of his slaves. He feels the matter has not been handled fairly, and he asks Dellet for help: "Sir if there is not a stop put to it by some person which has more knowledge about things...
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