2022-01 Raynors HCA Auction
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An authentic issue of The Liberator, Boston, May 24, 1834, 4pp, disbound, VG. The front page carries an incredible report, "Internal Slave Trade". In part, "A master in St. Louis sold a slave at auction to a driver who was collecting men for the southern market. The Negro was very intelligent, and, on account of his ingenuity in working iron, was sold for an uncommonly high price-about seven or eight hundred dollars. He had a wife whom he tenderly loved; and from whom he was determined not to part. During the progress of the sale, he saw that a certain man was determined to purchase him. He went up to him and said, 'if you buy me, you must buy my wife too, for I can't go without her. If you will only buy my wife, I will go with you willingly, but if you don't I shall never be of any use to you'.... The man turned upon him, and with a sneer and a blow, said, 'Begone, villain! don't you know you are a slave?' ... The sale went on. He was finally struck off to this man. ... The slave again accosted his new master ... He was now repelled more harshly than before. The negro retired a little distance from his master, took out his knife, cut his throat from ear to ear, and fell weltering in his blood! ..."
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Another Slave Commits Suicide After Being Sold At Auction

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $225.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
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