Slave Broker's Receipt, December 23, 1862
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Slave Broker's Receipt, December 23, 1862

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Slave Broker's Receipt, December 23, 1862
Black History

1862 Partly-Printed "Negro Broker's" Auctioneer's Receipt By a Signer of the Alabama Ordinance of Secession!

December 23, 1862-Dated Civil War Era, Partly-Printed Fully Completed Document, Signed by "Robt. M. Clarke, Commission Merchant and Negro Broker," Atlanta (GA.), Choice Very Fine.
This is the original, Slave Broker's Partly-printed Receipt Form, measuring 2.75" x 8" in black on light blue paper. It is issued by "Robt. M. Clarke, Commission Merchant and Negro Broker," Atlanta, on December 23, 1862, being a receipt to "Joseph Silver". It is in the amount of "Sixteen Hundred," being for "one Negro Slave named Ann about Nineteen years old the right and title of said slave I warrant and defend against the claims of all persons whatsoever".
Joseph Davis Silver (1818-1867) was an Alabama plantation owner; Signer of the Alabama Ordinance of Secession against the Union during the Civil War. From the 1860 Federal Slave Schedule, we find Joseph Silver lists 67 Slaves. Minor ink spread and light expected tone, overall boldly printed and very clear and readable in detail. It is highly unusual to see a receipt form of this type from Georgia and to be signed by an actual "Negro Broker" and Signer of the Alabama Ordinance of Secession!



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