ASSESSING THE VALUE OF A SLAVE IN CONFEDERATE SOUTH CAROLINA, in a manuscript document, signed by James A. Black, as notary public and ex. off. magistrate of Richland District, 30 January 1863.

Folio. (1) p. Folded; on poor quality, Confederate paper, now browned and brittle, separations along folds. Item #39228

Black took this deposition from three Lexington District residents, Levi Gunter, John Bell, and William A Hook, each of whom signed the testimony that Robert, a slave belonging to Edward Kinsler, also of Lexington District, was an excellent hand at sawing lumber at his master's mill, that he was of good character and health when sent the previous November to the coast under a general call for Negro labor. While there he contracted typhoid pneumonia from which he died. The deponents estimate his value at the time of death at $2500. Owner compensation was generally at issue in such cases.

Price: $600.00

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