Caller was living in Washington County of the Mississippi Territory (later the Alabama Territory) when the Murphees hired him "to take two Negros Namely Remus & Frank which Thomas Bates and others stold away from us." [Original spelling retained.]
The transaction seems to be between Thomas Dugan and Joseph Rivers. In the first letter Dugan writes James W. Goodman of Claiborne, Alabama, asking him to sue Rivers and recover one of the slaves. The statement is signed by all men involved in the...
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...
In the letter Lee describes twenty-nine slaves he is selling. He gives specific details about any individuals who are not "sound and capable" or "prime and hearty," and he also mentions parent-child relationships. The price for each slave is $725....
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