Public Sale of Negroes
By Richard Clagett.
Contributed by: Jesse Swain - October 2005
On Tuesday, March 5th, 1833 t 1:00 P.M. the following Slaves
will be sold at Potters Mart, in Charleston, S.C.
Miscellaneous Lots of Negroes, mostly house servants, some
for field work.
Conditions: 1/2 cash, balance by bond, bearing interest from
date of sale. Payable in one to two years to be secured by a
mortgage of the Negroes, and appraised personal security.
Auctioneer will pay for the papers.
A valuable Negro woman, accustomed to all kinds of house
work. Is a good plain cook, and excellent dairy maid, washes
and irons. She has four children, on a girl about 13 years
of age, another 7, a boy about 5, and an infant 11 months
old. 2 of the children will be sold with mother, the others
separately, if it best suits the purchaser.
A very valuable Blacksmith, wife and daughters; the Smith is
in the prime of life, nd perfect master at his trade. His
wife bout 27 years old, and his daughters 12 and 10 years
old have been taught and accustomed to the duties of house
servants. The 16 year old wench has one eye.
A likely yellow girl about 17 or 18 years old, has been
accustomed to all kinds of house and garden work. She is
sold for no fault. Sound as a dollar.
House servants: The owner of a family described herein,
would sell them for aa good pricce only, they are offered
for no fault whatever, but because they can be done without,
and money is needed. He has been offered $1250. They consist
of a man 30 to 33 years old, who has been raided in a
genteel Virginia family as house servant. Carriage driver
etc., in all which he excels. His wife a likely wench of 25
to 30 raised in like manner, as chamber maid, seamstress,
nurse etc., their two children, girls of 12 and 4 or 5. They
are bright mulattoes, of mild tractable dispositions,
unassuming manners, and of genteel appearance and well
worthy the notice of a gentlemen of fortune need such.
Also 14 Negro Wenches ranging from 16 to 25 yearfs of age,
all sound and capable of doing a good days work in the house