Friday, April 18, 2014

Friend of Friends Friday: Slave Not for Sale

Evening Star (Washington, DC)
June 23, 1873

A REMINDER OF THE DAYS BEFORE THE WAR

In the office of the Recorder of Deeds, this morning, the following paper -- a relic of the olden time -- was found:

District of Columbia, Washington county, to wit:  I have removed from Prince William county to the city of Washington one negro man, named Vincent, which negro man I have brought for my use, and not for sale.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal, this eleventh day of February, A.D. 1819.  [Signed]  George Mackey, [Seal].


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