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Ledger of Thomas Ruffin, July, 1825

Title

Ledger of Thomas Ruffin, July, 1825

Description

This document provides evidence of Thomas Ruffin's involvement in the slave trade. The ledger lists the names, ages, and purchase price of several slaves that were purchased by Ruffin's partner Benjamin Chambers. Chambers did all of the hands-on work involved with the business while Ruffin was a silent partner that provided a larger portion of the capital. This item corresponds with the document "Sale of Negroes in Alabama" from 1825 (Item #603), as many of the slaves in that document had their purchase listed in this ledger.

Creator

Thomas Ruffin

Source

Purchase of Negroes, July 1825, Thomas Ruffin Papers, Collection 641, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Date

1825-07-XX

Type

Document

Coverage

Alamance County, North Carolina

Original Format

Report

Text

 

Name

Age

Purchase Price ($)

Temperance

18

270

Anne

20

310

Charles

17

410

Alphonse

17

335

Henry

32

310

Prouy & 2 children

 

460

Puciller

16

335

Nero

30

310

Celia & 3 children

 

550

Little Charles and 2 cisters (sic) younger

Charles: 10

500

Isaac

27

390

Dilly

17

355

Winny

9

240

1 small wagon

 

60

1 Horse

 

35

 

 

4920

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Thomas Ruffin, Ledger of Thomas Ruffin, July, 1825, Civil War Era NC, accessed September 20, 2019, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/604.