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Slave Sales at Louisa Court House 1854

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Title

Slave Sales at Louisa Court House 1854

Subject

Estate sales account of Elisha Melton. Melton once owned a sizable portion of real estate in and around Louisa Court House. He was deeply in debt at his death and much of his property was liquidated. On pages 2 and 3 are several slaves sold to R. F. Omohundro who, with his brother Silas, operated one of the largest slave auction houses in Richmond. Omohundro was also involved as an attorney in the settlement of the Melton estate. Whether these slaves were purchased for sale into the deep South is not known.

Description

Purchasers include Richmond Slave trader R. F. Omohundro.

Source

Louisa County Historical Society Archives

Publisher

LCHS

Date

1854

Rights

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