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A rare early Colonial Connecticut slave letter, 1p. oblong 8vo., written by a certain Nathaniel Southworth, Middleboro, [Tolland Co.], Connecticut, May 5, 1741, addressed to Isaac Allen [Isaac Allyn 1679-1761) of Pomfret, CT, in which Southward demands payment for the sale of his "negro man", reading, in full: "Sir, After my line to you these lines are to let you know that according to the message which you sent to me by Nathaniel Holmes convening my negro man that you have a mind for to have him. I have here with sent you my negro man and desire that you would give me bonds for the money & deliver them to Nathaniel Holmes. You told him that you would pay the one half this fall & the other half the fall after with lawful interest. My price for the negro is one hundred & forty pounds currant passable money as shall pass from man to men in any of our said colonys. Yours to serve, Nathl. Southworth." Isaac Allyn is the brother of John Allyn see the previous lot. Excepted spotting and soiling, else VG
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1741 Colonial Connecticut Slave Sale Demand Letter: My Price For The Negro Is One Hundred & Forty Pounds Currant Passable Money As Shall Pass From Man To Men In Any Of Our Said Colonys.

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Minimum Bid: $375.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $453.75
Estimate: $750 - $1,000
Auction closed on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
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