"A Virginia Slave Auction" - Brooklyn Times correspondent - New York Tribune

"Here, gentlemen, is a young lady for you," says the black assistant, as he leads along a girl or woman. The auctioneer begins again, black assistant rolling up her sleeves; all her limbs being more or less shown by him, and examined by a gentlemen.

Description:A Brooklyn Times correspondent submits to the New York Tribune this account of a slave auction in Petersburg, Virginia.

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A New York Tribune article titled, "A Virginia Slave Auction." Written by a Brooklyn Times correspondent.