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Ledger of Thomas Ruffin, 1825

Title

Ledger of Thomas Ruffin, 1825

Description

This ledger notes the names, ages and prices for which several slaves were sold by Benjamin Chambers in the slave trading partnership that Chambers and Ruffin started in 1822. This document corresponds with the Purchase of Negroes document from July, 1825 (Item #604) as many of the same slaves are listed with their purchase price on that document. Using these two documents, it becomes apparent that Ruffin and Chambers were making a decent profit from their partnership.

Creator

Thomas Ruffin

Source

Sale of Negroes in Alabama, 1825, Thomas Ruffin Papers, Collection 641, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Date

1825-XX-XX

Type

Document

Coverage

Alabama

Original Format

Report

Text

 

Name

Age

Sale Price ($)

Anne

20

475

Charles

17

600

Celia & 3 Children

 

1100

Alphonse

17

550

Little Charles & 2 cisters (sic) younger

10

825

Dilly

17

465

Isaac

27

500

Winny

9

310

Temperance

18

500

1 Hanee

 

85

Henry Runaway

 

 

Nero Runaway

 

 

Puciller on hand

 

 

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Citation

Thomas Ruffin, Ledger of Thomas Ruffin, 1825, Civil War Era NC, accessed May 26, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/603.