Pierce Butler's Slave Sale

Pierce Butler's Slave Sale


by: Dean | publication date: March 17, 1859 | Publication: The Independent | pages: 1

Who would not be in Savannah to day!Out by the Race-Course - there is the play -Tragedies, Comedies, all togetherShaking hands in the wild March weather.There are hundreds of actors, the programmes tell,And some at each scene are to say farewell;Trust me, 'twill be a marvelous play,For this is Pierce Butler's "Benefit" day. 

A poem written about Pierce Butler's large slave auction in Savannah, Georgia.

Public domain.