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Account of Purchase and Sale of Slaves made by Benjamin Chambers, 1823

Title

Account of Purchase and Sale of Slaves made by Benjamin Chambers, 1823

Description

This document gives an account of several slaves bought by Benjamin Chambers and Thomas Ruffin's slave trading partnership. This document provides evidence of Thomas Ruffin's lack of morality regarding the selling of slaves. The document shows that Chambers purchased several slaves that were as young as 11 years old.

Creator

Benjamin Chambers

Source

An Acct of the Purchase and Sale of Slaves made by Benjamin Chambers, 1823, Thomas Ruffin Papers, Collection 641, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Date

1823-XX-XX

Type

Document

Coverage

Rockingham County, North Carolina
Alamance County, North Carolina

Original Format

Report

Text

Cash on hand when I started to the North: $431.00
Cash received in New York for Cotton: $6529.82
$6960.82
Claracy 24 years old 2 sisters 18 and 12 and 2 children Cost…...925.00
Flora a woman of 22 years of age Cost…… 150.00
Siseney a woman 19 Cost…….160.00
Dilly a woman 34 and 3 Boys Cost…….670.00
Phebes a woman 28 with 5 Children Cost…….500.00
Mary a girl 15 Cost…….150
James a man 20 Cost…….300
Mindy a girl 15 Cost…….260
Sasy a girl 19 Cost…….200
Eliza a girl 13 Cost…….175
Moses a man 24 Cost……..275
Patty a girl 13 Cost…….150
Jo a boy 11 Cost…….160
Rachel a woman 24 Cost…….150
Aaron a Boy 16 Cost…….125
Betsy a woman 22 and Child Cost…….265
Katherine a girl 11 Cost…….140
Annes a girl 16 Patience a girl 16 Cost…….440
2 small waggons Cost…….130
1 Horse Cost…….60
____ on the hol purchase…….250
5635.00
Cash on hand after the purchases…….1325.82
Expenses, bording, clothing, any expenses…….300.00
1035.82

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Benjamin Chambers, Account of Purchase and Sale of Slaves made by Benjamin Chambers, 1823, Civil War Era NC, accessed May 22, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/599.