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Historical document and ledger archive relating to Peter Scales and Nancy Minor, the parents of Lt. Dabney Scales of Memphis. 1st item – Orange County, Virginia receipt account book for Peter Scales from the 1830s period. Receipt book has family names from the area including Merriwethers, Hicks, Minor, Crump, and Herndon. Entries include advertising in the Whig (newspaper) for the sale of slaves and the Richmond Inquirer for the auctioning of slaves in 1834. Page 24 logs the sale of servant Nelson, a slave with a wooden leg. January 1838 entry records the sale of a Negroe man named William for 700 dollars. Total of 180 pages of hand written receipts from the 1830s. 2nd item – 1832 ledger for P. Scales on transactions with the estate of Lucy Minor. Among various equipment, farm equipment, and food staples transactions are the sale of slaves. 3rd item – Scales transaction ledger from 1816 to 1860s. Includes transactions in Charleston, Baltimore during the 1816-1818 period and several transactions with Jacob Albet. Interesting tables from 1866 with cotton picking quotas for different individuals "Lizzy, Charlotte", etc. (probably former slaves). 4th item – Land indenture detailing a tract of 223 acres in Henrico, County, Virgina sold to Dabney Minor in November, 1796. Dabney Minor was the father of Nancy Ann Minor who married Peter Scales, Dabney Scales's father. Late 18th and Early 19th century. CONDITION: 1st item – wear to spine and covers, losses to edges of paper. 2nd – wear to spine and binding loose, wear to cover edges. 3rd – item – losses to spine, front cover loose and some pages separated, wear and losses to covers. 4th item – folds have been scotch taped as well as top edge, edges with breaks and tears.