Byline: Hopper; 1855-03-24; The New York Tribune; pages 6Article Links
The next was a good plantation carpenter, rather advanced in age, but, being a mechanic, he was "a desirable investment." His wife and four little children were put on the stand with him; and the bids were made in rapid succession, until the party were knocked down at $3,200.
Description:A correspondent for the New York Tribune gives his account of a slave auction in New Orleans.
Rights: Public domain.