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Manuscript Document Signed, 4pp. folio, St. John’s, Berkley Parish, Charleston District, South Carolina, executed August 18, 1856, being the last will and testament of William A. Carson, slaveholder and planter, and reads in part: “...I give and bequeath to my son, William Carson, my gold watch and Negro boy Van Buren. To my son James P. Carson, my silver watch made by Tobias and my gun and my Negro boy Neptune. And to my sons William Carson and James P. Carson jointly, all the rest of my guns, pistols, and swords, my stock of wines and liquors of every kind, my books, mathematical instruments, telescopes, microscopes, barometers, etc...also my dwelling house and lot of land on Sullivan’s Island...I give and bequeath to my friend, John F. Blacklock, my slave Hector (carpenter). ...I give and bequeath to my sons, William Carson and James P. Carson and the survivor of them, my slaves Matilda Blanche and her child Meeta and I enjoin it up my said sons and the survivor of them that in consideration of their fidelity and services to me, they be treated with special kindness and indulgence...” Fine condition. Colonel William Augustus Carson (1800-1856) was a Harvard graduate, member of the Porcellian Club and rice planter.
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Slave’s Divided Amongst Family and Friends with Stipulation that they “be treated with special kindness and indulgence”

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $187.50
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Thursday, May 30, 2019.
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