"Home Summary" - (Butler Slave Auction) - New York Evangelist

Slaves - A lot of 436 slaves, belonging to Pierce Butler of Philadelphia, formerly the husband of Mrs. Fanny Kemble, was sold at auction in Savannah last week for the sumer of $300,205, being an average of $716 a head. They were sold, the Savannah News says, "mostly in families." The "mostly" is a distinction with a considerable difference.

Description:A summary of the week's news, including a blurb about Pierce Butler's slave auction.

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