"Summary of News" - (Butler Slave Auction) - New York Tribune

"Summary of News" - (Butler Slave Auction) - New York Tribune

by: | publication date: March 19, 1859 | Publication: Friends' Review | pages: 448

Four hundred and twenty-nine slaves belonging to Pierce M. Butler, a citizen of Philadelphia, were sold by auction at Savannah on the 2nd and 3rd inst., for the total amount of $303,850. They constituted about half the number employed on two plantations, one rice and the other of cotton, and were sold to pay their master's debts.

A summary of international and domestic news, including a report of Pierce Butler's slave auction.

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