2023-08 Raynors HCA Live
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Autograph Letter Signed "J.M. Harleston" 1pp., written to Brig Gen'l R(obert) K. Scott" Charleston SC, February 19, 1866. In large part "The undersigned in behalf of his sister Mrs. John B. Waring begs respectfully to state that the Ferry known as Strawberry Ferry was established in 1705 and has never been out of possession of her late husband's family, that there is a flat ferry now in the possession of the former Ferryman, a colored man and that he claims the same under an order from Capt. Wall C.T. and refuses to give up the same. He has been using the Ferry for six or eight months and has applied the income of the same to his personal use. I now ask that the Flat be returned to the proper owner, Mrs. Waring ..." On the reverse is the finding, "Hd Qtrs Asst. Commissioner, Respectfully returned to J.W. Harleston. The Flat within referred to is hereby turned over to its owner Mrs. Waring who will also take and hold for her own use ... By order of Brig. Gen'l R.K. Scott.."In 1866 Scott was appointed assistant commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau in South Carolina.
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The Commissioner of the Feedmen’s Bureau Decides Against The Blackman

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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $375.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Sunday, August 27, 2023.
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