Five (5) Slavery Related Documents. 1st-3rd items: Three (3) Receipts believed to refer to slave trading in Lincoln Co., Tennessee with the buyer in all three cases listed as John J. or J.J. Whitaker. 1st receipt records the sale of a "negro man named Jim aged about 30 years" to Whitaker by William D. Thompson for $550 on Feb. 20, 1834. 2nd receipt records the sale of "a negro boy named Jim aged about twenty years… sound in body and mind" to Whitaker by Isham Burnett for $500 on August 18, 1834. 3rd receipt records the sale of "two negro boys to (witt) Hut about nine and Joshua about seven yrs old… sound and healthy and in no way defective" for $450 on December 6, 1830. Note: John J. Whitaker is likely John Jernigan "Pegleg" Whitaker (1760-1837), Revolutionary War veteran, pioneer of Lincoln County and co-founder of the county seat of Fayetteville, TN. Whitaker's plantation home known as Pleasant Garden still stands today. 4th item: 1837 ledger entry mentioning "three negroes," dated 1837. 5th item: Slave receipt with partially illegible writing, recording the estate transfer of "a certain negro girl named Martha bequeathed to Milton L. Ford", signed M.R. Foster, guardian, to___Fluker(?) and A.M. Creagh, Jan. 7th, 1854, location unknown. Largest receipt is 7 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W. Provenance: Private Tennessee collection, ex-George Webb, Tennessee Books and Autographs. CONDITION: Later notes in pencil on all items. General toning/discoloration, creasing, and edge losses, overall good condition.
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