Purchased by the library in the late
1970s, this collection consists of bills of sale, bonds, writs, promissory notes, summons,
wills of slave owners, and inventories of slaves. It also includes some criminal cases
involving slaves and an anonymously authored play with characters who are slaves. Well over
half the documents concern the state of Alabama with Lawrence County particularly well
represented. The documents are organized by state and arranged by counties.
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