Friday, October 11, 2013

Friend of Friends Friday: Public Sale

Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA) - January 5, 1816 - NEGROES FOR SALE - To enable the subscriber to close his administration on the estate of the late Mr. Edward Carter, of Prince William county, Virginia, by discharging a debt still due from the said estate, will be sold to the highest bidder for cash, at Hay-Market, in the said county, on Tuesday the 16th of January next, about thirty slaves, belonging to the said estate, consisting of men, women and children.

E. Brooke, Administrator,
  with the will annexed, of E. Carter, deceased.
December 18

Alexandria Gazette - April 1, 1846 - PUBLIC SALE OF NEGROES -- On the first Monday in April next, I will sell to the highest bidder, for cash, before the front door of the Court House of Prince William County, negroes REUBEN and NANCY.  Reuben is between fifty and sixty years of age, an excellent manager and waggoner. Nancy, the wife of Reuben, is valuable as a seamstress and dairy hand.

J. H. Reid, Adm'r of
John Hooe, Jr. dec'd
Brentsville, Va., mh 20-eots

Alexandria Gazette - December 5, 1856 - NEGROES FOR SALE -- Will be sold for cash on the 16th inst., at the residence of the late Thomas Wilkins, Prince William county, Va., (three miles below Brentsville), five or six likely negroes.

James W. Wilkins,
Administrator of Thos. Wilkins, dec'd.
Prince Wm. co, Va., dec 5 -- eo2w

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