Friday, September 13, 2013

Friend of Friends Friday: Public Sale

Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA)
December 12, 1811


Will be sold, at Hay-Market, in the county of Prince William, Virginia, on the first day of January next--

A Number of Slaves,

Of both sexes and of different ages; the property of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Whiting, of Snow Hill -- among them are some excellent house servants, a hostler and shoemaker, and a male cook, 35 years of age, who, combined with a knowledge of cookery, for which he is not excelled, is an excellent butcher and gardener.  Added to these qualifications, he is sober, honest, a genteel dining room servant, and a tolerable course shoemaker.

At the same time will be sold,

A number of horses, and a Chariot somewhat new; being part of the personal estate of the late Matthew Whiting, Esq. and some corn, made on the estate this year.

The whole of this property will be sold on a credit of six months, the purchaser giving bond with approved security, carrying interest from the date if not punctually paid.

All persons having claims against either of the aforenamed persons, are requested to present them for payment, to

E. Brooke
December 6

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