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Go to John Bennitt Civil War Diary, volume 3 item page

This diary was the last of three kept by physician John Bennitt of Centreville, Michigan describing his experience as a Civil War surgeon the 19th Michigan Infantry Regiment. The third volume (Jan. 1, 1865-May 13, 1865) begins with the account of his…
Go to John Bennitt Civil War Diary, volume 2 item page

This diary is the second of three kept by physician John Bennitt of Centreville, Michigan describing his experience as a Civil War surgeon for the 19th Michigan Infantry Regiment. The second volume (Feb. 9, 1864-Jan. 13, 1865) continues the account…
Go to Receipt from William Florville for services rendered item page

Receipt from William Florville (Billy the Barber), for money received from the estate of E.S. Rohly for services rendered. Florville was Abraham Lincoln's African American barber in Springfield, Ill.
Go to Special mortgage on twenty two slaves by Francis Duplessis, 1839 item page

Special mortgage taken by Francis (Francois) Duplessis (b. 1786 in New Orleans) on twenty two slaves. This mortgage, held by the Union Bank of Louisiana, replaces a previous mortgage on thirty one slaves.
Go to Bill of indictment for theft against a slave belonging to Ritchard Potts, 1839  item page

Bill of indictment against a slave, by the jurors of the State of Maryland, for receiving and secreting stolen goods from another slave.
Go to Inventory of land and slaves belonging to James Fullen, 1815 item page

Inventory of land, property and slaves owned by James Fullen.
Go to Letter to James Anderson from George Washington Parke Custis, June 26, 1806 item page

Letter to James Anderson, manager of the White House Plantation from George Washington Parke Custis, the grandson of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, from Mt. Washington. The letter concerns the management of the properties, sale of livestock, and…
Go to Bill of sale for slave of Thomas Stone, February 4, 1836 item page

Bill of sale transferring ownership of girl named Mariah from Thomas Stone of Natchez, Mississippi to James Cotton for the sum of $850.
Go to Bill of sale for slave of William B. Withers, January 18, 1858 item page

Bill of sale transferring ownership of an 11 year old boy named Dick from John G. Withers of North Carolina to William B. Withers (b. ca. 1821 in S. C.) for the sum of $710.
Go to Petition by the executors of the estate of Edmund Townsend, 1854 item page

Petition by the executors of the estate of Edmund Townsend directing the disposition of two female slaves who are the daughters of the deceased.
Go to Appraisal of the estate of James Ricks, January 21, 1860 item page

Appraisal of the personal estate of James Ricks filed in Probate Court in Calhoun County, Arkansas. Property listed includes 14 slaves, livestock, farm equipment, and tools.
Go to Invoice for freight of B. Roach on the steamer S. S. Prentiss, ca. 1858 item page

Invoice for the transport of freight belonging to B. Roach on the steamboat S. S. Prentiss. Freight to be shipped down the Yazoo River includes slaves, tools, and general supplies.
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