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Broadside announcing the sale of a man, Dick, and a girl, Lydia

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Broadside announcing the sale of an enslaved man named Dick and an enslaved girl named Lydia in Cross Plains, TN. The broadside is on yellowed paper with black text. The broadside reads [NEGROES FOR SALE. By virtue of a decree of the Honorable Circuit Court for Robertson County, made at its June Term, 1857, in teh cause of E.F. MALLOY and others, to sell slaves, I will on Saturday, 25th day of July next, at CROSS PLAINS, Tennessee, sell to the highest bidder, on a credit till the first day of May, 1858, TWO NEGROES. Dick, aged about 50 years, and Lydia, about 14 years of age, the property of the late David Malloy, deceased. Cash for costs]. It is signed [John S. Hutchison, Comm'r.] and dated [June 18, 1857]. The back of the broadside is blank.
Medium: ink on paper
Dimensions: H x W: 13 1/4 × 10 1/8 in. (33.6 × 25.7 cm)
Object number: 2018.43.17
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Liljenquist Family
Subject of: Unidentified Man or Men ; Unidentified Woman or Women ; John S. Hutchison, American ; David Malloy, American, died 1857 ; E. F. Malloy, American
Printed by: Unidentified
Place: Cross Plains, Robertson County, Tennessee, United States, North and Central America
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture


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ARGOMENTI : # in Scienze umane / Storia / Storia: specifici eventi e argomenti / Schiavitù e abolizione della schiavitù /
Società e scienze sociali / Società e cultura / Gruppi sociali / Studi etnografici / Minoranze etniche e multiculturalismo
PAESI : Tennessee / USA (Stati Uniti d'America)
TAG : tag: Broadsides , African American , American South , business , Children , Commerce , Domestic slave trade , finance , Men , Slavery , United States--History--1815-1861