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1 Title:   Lumpkin County (Ga.) commitment of enslaved people to jail  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lumpkin County (Ga.)  
  Dates:   1856 June 1  
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The collection consists of one commitment of enslaved people to jail, signed June 1, 1856, by James Cantrell, J.P., James Barnes, J.P., and Isaac J. Elliott, J.P. (State of Georgia, Lumpkin County), detailing the custody of four enslaved boys detained for suspicion of breaking, entering, stealing, and arson. The four named in the letter "…belonging to and the property of Jacob Martin of the county of Forsyth by the names of Andy and Eleck or Alexander…belonging to and the property of Samuel Julian of Forsyth County, by the names of Marion and Sampson…"
 
  Identifier:   ms3538  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Drury Murray property appraisement  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Murray, Drury, 1787-1862  
  Dates:   1864 December 21  
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This collection consists of the appraisement of the personal property in the estate of Drury Murray done by J. F. Miller, James Lasseter, J. F. Market, and Joseph Thomas. Nineteen enslaved people are listed, along with their monetary value and the person to whom they are signed.
 
  Identifier:   ms3687  
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3 Title:   Grace Lucas letter to Mary E. Johns  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lucas, Grace  
  Dates:   1843 July 22  
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The collection consists of one letter: dated Athens, Georgia, July 22, 1843, to "My dear sister," signed "Grace Lucas," regarding illness, slaves, and other social happenings.
 
  Identifier:   ms1690  
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4 Title:   Indenture transferring four enslaved people  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Richmond County (Ga.)  
  Dates:   1833 December 28  
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The collection consists of one indenture: made December 28, 1833, in Richmond County, Georgia, between Samuel Hicks of Columbia County, Georgia, and James G. Stallings of Richmond County, Georgia, for payment of 200 dollars for four enslaved people whose names were Henry, Elsy, Dinah, and Jim.
 
  Identifier:   ms2369  
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5 Title:   Richard M. Johnston legal document  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Johnston, Richard Malcolm, 1822-1898  
  Dates:   1859  
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The collection consists of a legal document transferring property from Richard M. Johnston of Hancock County, Georgia, to Willie Edwards Bonner. Property includes "a negro woman" and her children, piano, spectacles, and other personal items.
 
  Identifier:   ms2391  
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6 Title:   John Rodgers Goldsborough letter to his wife Mary  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Goldsborough, J. R. (John Rodgers), 1808-1877  
  Dates:   1862 April 21  
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The collection consists of one letter regarding a Rebel fort on Jekyll Island, plans to make Saint Simons Island a self-supporting colony, slaves, the Pierce Butler estate, the abandoned estate of James Hamilton Couper, a visit to Frederica, and orders regarding Commander Sylvanus Godon.
 
  Identifier:   ms3430  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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7 Title:   John M. White shop book  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   White, John M.  
  Dates:   1882-1885, 1898  
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The shop book contains accounts for customers (probably in DeKalb County, Georgia). It lists the customer name, date, cost, and services (such as sharpening a plow or repairing a wagon wheel or garden hoe). The accounts for 1884-1885 concern cotton sales. Also included are a few recipes from newspapers and an 1898 church program for the Mill District Sunday School Association Clifton Church. There are modern day notebook pages taped over some pages in the book. On these are handwritten transcripts of letters from an unidentified father to his son in Savannah, Georgia regarding the sale of enslaved people on a plantation.
 
  Identifier:   ms3698  
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8 Title:   Baldwin County legal proceeding against Rodney  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Kenan, Thomas Holmes, 1771-1837  
  Dates:   1819 February  
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This collection consists of one legal proceeding, dated February 1819, describing the sentencing of an enslaved man, Rodney, who is accused of burning down the cotton gin house of the slave owner Major John A. Jones. Thomas Holmes Kenan (1771-1837), court clerk for Baldwin County, Georgia, records the sentence as death by hanging.
 
  Identifier:   ms3932  
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9 Title:   McIntosh County, Georgia bill of exceptions  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Georgia. Supreme Court  
  Dates:   1848  
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A bill of exceptions in the Supreme Court of Georgia, at Savannah, January Term, 1848, for the recovery of three African American enslaved people "named Judy, Bella, and John her son...that were the property of Ann Cunningham," in the case Ann Grigg vs. Charles Spalding.
 
  Identifier:   ms2198  
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10 Title:   Johnston family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Johnston family  
  Dates:   1836-1862  
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The collection consists of papers of the Malcolm Johnston family. Included are correspondences; two small account books; and Certificate no. 2457, for the purchase of a tract of land in Montgomery, Alabama, by Arthur B. Davis of Muscogee, Georgia. The collection also includes documents concerning enslaved people owned by the Johnston family: bill of sales for a slave received by Richard Johnston; wills of Malcolm Johnston and E. L. Johnston; "List of property belonging to M. Johnston," listing 800 acres of land, and the name, sex, age, and monetary value of enslaved people.
 
  Identifier:   ms1629  
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11 Title:   Sale account of enslaved people  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Unknown  
  Dates:   1800-1810  
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The collection consists of one account of sales of enslaved people by Hamilton & Couper to James Moss, Bahamas. The document lists the price, buyer, and numbers of people sold.
 
  Identifier:   ms2120  
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12 Title:   William Stone estate administration document  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Stone, Catharine Harris  
  Dates:   1860 January 12  
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A document dated 1860 January 12 in Warren County, Georgia. It lists the property in the estate of William Stone, deceased. The following minor children of William Stone received joint shares of 38 African American enslaved people and also received sums of money: Cordelia A. - $717.51; Cassanda M. - $718.34; Ellafara B. - $1642.85; William J. - $1999.91; Martha B. - $823.86. The enslaved people are listed by name and age and include Amos, 22; Ebbin, 25; Jefferson, 17; John, 1; Saphronia, 12; Charity, 3; and Antinett, 8. The administrators of the estate were Isaac Harris and Catharine Stone. The document is signed (with "X") by Catharine Stone.
 
  Identifier:   ms2927  
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13 Title:   Newsom deed and farming journal  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Newsom family  
  Dates:   after 1838  
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The collection consists of two items: a journal entitled "Plan. Experience of Farming of N. J. Newsom, 1885," pertaining to labor, fertilizer, fencing, mules, wages, and equipment involved in farming; deed signed in Washington County, Georgia, stating Joeday Newsom leaves two lots of "negroes" to his children, dated 1838. The reverse side contains valuation of the two lots of "negro slaves," and is dated 1843.
 
  Identifier:   ms630  
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14 Title:   Francis R. Goulding papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Goulding, F. R. (Francis Robert), 1810-1881  
  Dates:   1850-1986  
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The collection consists of correspondence, patent petitions, manuscripts of writings, notes, and other papers of Goulding; family correspondence; correspondence with the Georgia State Library, where Goulding's papers were previously housed, and others concerning the collection; and manuscript by Ben Ali (Bilali), an enslaved Arabic man from Sapelo Island, Ga., and correspondence, articles, and other papers relating to the manuscript.
 
  Identifier:   ms2807  
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15 Title:   Thomas Jones family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Jones, Thomas, active 1852-1858  
  Dates:   1819-1889  
  Contents:  
The collection consists of papers of the Thomas Jones family of Thomas County, Georgia from 1819-1889. Thomas Jones' papers include lists of taxable property (slaves, land, livestock, and equipment); indentures; and receipts for the purchase of slaves (names of enslaved people include Adam, a carpenter, Charles, Randal, John, Betsy, Nancy, Abram, Ann, Eliza, Sam, Ned, Bob, Lucy, Cherry, Nelson, Charlott, Robert, Lindy, and Mary). Letters are from Henry Francis Jones to his sister, and between Edwin T. Davis and Mattie Davis; and regard battles, military strategy, and military life. Papers of E.T. Davis concern Davis's military services, and include diary entries with regard to his service with the Dixie Boys of Company A, 57th Georgia Infantry Regiment. The collection also includes plats, indentures, and writs regarding land in Georgia, mainly Irwin and Thomas counties, and a portrait of Thomas Jones.
 
  Identifier:   ms817  
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