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The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and accounting receipts and records relating to the Bigler, Sessler, and John families of southwest Virginia.
The collection consists of a handwritten announcement regarding an enslaved person that ran away from the Cuckooville neighborhood of Louisa County, Virginia. Dated August 3, 1840, this letter describes in detail -- including physical characteristics and temperament -- the escaped 18-year-old named Sam. The author of this document, Joseph Coats Jr., presumably Sam's enslaver, offers a ten dollar reward for his capture.
Document listing the land and enslaved persons held by Robert Crockett of Wythe County, Virginia.
Document assessing the value of lands and enslaved persons held by Robert Edmiston, of Washington County, Virginia.
The Jacob Sherman Legal Documents contain a complaint of Jacob Sherman and the testimony of Burgess R. Linkous regarding the sale of an enslaved person in Western Virginia in 1858.
This collection contains a rental receipt for the labor of Isaac, an enslaved man. The receipt was issued by the Virginia Central Railroad Company in 1855 to Mrs. Elisabeth S. Lindsay and promises a payment of $175 to Lindsay after the one year rental period ends.
Virginia General Assembly Bill No. 233 contains several amended versions of Bill No. 233. Each of the bills lists the rights and privileges given to free African-Americans living with in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The bill also discusses the process by which a free person can be sold into slavery if they have been convicted of a crime.
This collection contains nineteenth century financial documents, including tax records for various Virginia residents. Also included are several hand-written receipts mentioning the sale or labor of enslaved people, including a Black child named Peter and a Black man named Bob.
This collection contains a deed of emancipation signed by Barbara Wilson of Bath County, Virginia, freeing Harry, an enslaved man.
- African Americans -- History 3
- Montgomery County (Va.) 2
- Virginia -- History 2
- Agriculture 1
- Bath County (Va.) 1
- Civil War 1
- Louisa County (Va.) 1
- Railroad 1
- Receipts (financial records) 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 1
- Virginia, Southwest 1
- Washington County (Va.) 1
- Wythe County (Va.) 1 ∧ less
- Bigler family 1
- Bob (enslaved person) 1
- Coats, Joseph, Jr. (Louisa County, Virginia) 1
- Crockett, Robert (Wythe County, Va) 1
- Currin, Lynch Alexander, 1812-1871 1
- Edmiston, Robert 1
- Fulton, Andrew Steele, 1800-1884 1
- Graves, Jeremiah White (Pittsylvania County, Va.) 1
- John family 1
- Kenney, Anna Whitehead 1
- Kinzer, Edward Hower, 1831-1866 1
- Linkous, Burgess Riley, 1827-1902 1
- Peter (enslaved person) 1
- Sam (enslaved person) 1
- Sessler family 1
- Sherman, Jacob, b. 1781 1
- Virginia Central Railroad Company 1 ∧ less