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Lot 529

Folded 1831 Letter About the "negro girl Rachel." A frantic 2½ page letter from Mrs. Husband, Herberts Roads, Maryland, to Thomas Bell, Esqr. in Bell Air, about a slave named Rachel. In part, "You may recollect the contention…The girl belonged to Tommy at the time of the appraisement…two days before the sale, he …forbid the sale…and shew'd Mr. Bradford an article he had received of our Mother wherein she promises to return his negro or an equivalent. She was very troublesome to Mother…I promised to take care of her and at his return…give her to [Tommy]…Mary Brown, from a foolish consciousness, wants her to be free…I beg of you to have her awarded to him…She has now become dangerous and is a most diabolical negro and there is too many of them free already. I lay down in terror every night on her account and if she is not put in the hands of some one who can carry authority, there will be murder done…." Some toning and small fold tears. Very Good.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.

Realized $173

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