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Title:[Letter] 1831 Nov. 15, Alexandria [to] David Burford / J. Saunders : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Saunders, J.

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Date: November 15, 1831
Extent: 2p
Summary:This document is a letter dated November 15, 1831 from J. Saunders in Warrenton, Virginia to David Burford in Dixons Spring, Tennessee. The subject of the letter is the business of slave labor speculation, including the purchase of slaves.
Collection:David Burford Papers
Document: sc136

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Alexand [Alexandria].
Nov [November]. 15th 1831Dear Burford

I this day make a shipt [shipment]. of 13 likely negrs [negroes], 8 men & 5 girls no. 1. If they should reach the market before the passage of the interdictive, they will doubtless pay a handsome profit:__ Our subsequent course will depend upon the advise we receive from Mr [Mister]. Franklin__

Let me hear from you & give me the news at large

[added: Yr. friend]
JM saunders
[added: the whole number up to this time are 42]

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[added: From J.M. Saunders Nov [November] 15 1831]

Majr [Major]. David Burford
[added: From J.M. Saunders Nov. 29th 1831]

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