Saturday, December 28, 2013

December 28, 1863: "Sale of negroes in Petersburg"

Slaves Waiting For Sale, Richmond, Virginia (1861) by Eyre Crowe

As the war neared its fourth year, the trade in human flesh continued in the South. From Richmond's Daily Dispatch.
Sale of negroes in Petersburg.

--Charles P. Coltier and Alexander Donnan, as trustees, will sell on the first day of January, 1864, at 11 o'clock, at William Pannill's auction store, on Symore st, about thirty Slaves, consisting of men, women, boys and girls.

Wm Pannill, Auct'r,
Petersburg, Va. de 25--5t

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