Slave trader ledger p.6

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    Title: Slave trader ledger of William James Smith
    Date Original: 1844-1854
    Description: This
    ledger meticulously details the prices paid and received for African-American
    slaves, as well as the expenses incurred by Smith in undertaking this business
    venture, such as feeding, clothing, sheltering, and nursing the people he had
    purchased. The details of the book illustrate that Smith took several "trips"
    between 1844 and 1854 to buy and sell slaves -- detailed records of purchases
    and sales of "Negroes" exist for all of the years between 1844 and 1854. The
    listing of expenses for the year of 1844 (the most complete account) indicate
    that that year Smith traveled from the Piedmont to Charleston, then to Richmond,
    Virginia and other towns and cities in central Virginia such as Charlottesville,
    Madison, Orange, Gordonsville, and Fredericksburg. The expense records indicate
    that Smith returned to the Piedmont via an overland route that passed through
    Lincolnton, North Carolina (between Charlotte and Hickory). That year he undertook
    business as far south as Hamburg, South Carolina (near Augusta, Georgia).

    Creator: Smith, William James
    Subject(s): Smith, William James
    Slaves--United States--History--19th century--Sources.
    Slave-trade--America--History--19th century.
    Alternative Title:
    Publisher: Wofford College
    Date Digital: 2009-09
    Type: Text
    Format [medium]: Manuscript
    Format [IMT]: image/jpeg
    Digitization Specifications: 800ppi 24-bit depth color; Scanned with
    an Epson 15000 Photo scanner with Epson Scan software; Archival master is a
    TIFF; Original converted to JPEG with Irfan View software.
    Resource Identifier:
    Source: The original from which this digital representation
    is taken is housed in The
    Littlejohn Collection
    at Wofford College,
    located in the Sandor Teszler Library.
    Language:En-us English
    Relation [is part of]:The
    Littlejohn Collection

    Rights Management: This digital representation has been
    licensed under an Attribution
    - Noncommercial- No Derivatives Creative Commons license

    Contributing Institution: Wofford College
    Web Site:

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