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[SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. A group of 3 schedules of enslaved people identified to James Dillet, Claiborne, Alabama.

List of enslaved people given to James Dillet by Jos. Snidley (??). List consists of names and ages (although some are just noted as "old"). - A second smaller list of "Negroes sent to James Dilletts Plantation" seems to have their value (possibly their labor value) rather than ages, although one is "an old woman sent there named Sarah." - The third is a letter to Dillet, with a date of Aug. 6, 1829, from John Murphy stating that he is going to Tuskaloosa and will apply for a loan to pay Dillet the money owed to him.

Although there is not a lot of information on Mr. Dillet (also Dellet), histories of Claiborne, AL mention him as a prominent citizen- he seems to have been a circuit court judge, legislator (state) and member of Congress (federal). He was born in South Carolina and went to the university there, then moved to Alabama in 1818. He died in 1848.

Estimate: $100 - $200
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$406
04/09/2021

 

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