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Slave Trade Pricing

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WEBSTER CO. (J. Dunbar)

Slaves were brought and sold in Clay at one time. A large, stout negro woman in good health sold for $300 to $500. A large stout negro man sold for $1,000. Children were sold for $150 to $200. Mr. Tom Johnson, who is living now, states his father was a slave trader and was the chief sheriff of Webster Co. The runaway slaves were usually caught in this part of the country. The reward was usually $100.00.


MLA Source Citation:

Federal Writers' Project. WPA Slave Narratives. Web. 2007. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 11 February 2016.
https://www.accessgenealogy.com/black-genealogy/slave-trade-pricing.htm
- Last updated on Sep 28th, 2012

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