Son of Jeremiah Townley Chase writes letter regarding sale of slave woman


Date Written

Oct. 6, 1826

History Referenced

The following was written 196 years, 11 months, 17 days ago.
It was a Friday.

Annapolis 6th October 1826

Dear R,

I wrote to you last spring about a Negro woman for whom I gave $301 in 1822. She is now about 20 years of age and has a child in his fourth year, a smart & pretty Boy with whom I am unwilling to part, but I cannot separate Parent and child. You said then, Woolfolk would give $250 for both, if he will give $301 the sum I gave for the woman alone, he shall have them. The woman has lost some of her teeth before and is ugly. I wrote to you on the 28th, but have not heard from you since.

Yours truly,

R.M. C _ e

R. H. Moale, Esq.

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