Letter from K[enneth] Mackenzie, St. Louis, to Gabriel S. Chouteau, May 3, 1843

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Identifier: D01375

Title: Letter signed K. Mackenzie, St. Louis, to Gabriel S. Chouteau, May 3, 1843

Description: States, "Being informed that the Negro woman and children bid off by me at the Court House on Monday last claim that they are free, and that a suit has been instituted for the purpose of obtaining their freedom, I have to inform you that I decline to pay for, or receive them, because at the time of sale I understood that there was no dispute regarding the title to them as slaves."

Item: Letter

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Dates: 1843

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Maker/Creator: Mackenzie, Kenneth

Subjects: Auctions
Free blacks
Slaves
Slaveholders
Slavery
African Americans
Women
Children

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