Legal Fees Charged to Represent a Slave in Court [Manuscript]. [Slavery]. [United States]. [Receipt for Legal Fees Charged for the Defence of a Slave]. N.p.: May 17, 1854. 4-1/2" x 7-3/4" lined blue leaf, content in clear hand to recto, "(38)" in tiny hand to verso. Some toning and light foxing, faint fold lines. A well-preserved item. $500. * Signed by G.W. Gayle, most likely the defence attorney, this document reads (in part): "Rec.d of Wm. Jones, an admin. of the estate of Robert S. McLane, Decd., one hundred & fifty dollars in full for defending a slave named Bob (or Rob), on a charge of the murder of Moses, a slave belonging to Enoch Walton.". Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Receipt for Legal Fees Charged for the ...
Publication Date: 1854
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