Douglas MacArthur collection  1885-1983 (bulk 1917-1919)
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  1845 October 21 . William Wirt ALS to Lawrence Washington; Baltimore, [Maryland]. (2 pages)
Arranging sale of a slave mother and seven children to Mr. Slatter, "a negro buyer." Lists the names and ages of slaves, as well as speculates on the amount each one will sell for. He writes that the children "at this valuation are presumed to be healthy" and estimates that he will earn a total of $1,725 for their sale. the agent of a slave buyer named Mr. Donoven will Wirt’s slaves and take them to Richmond to sell if Wirt does not sell them to Washington.