P.J. Porcher and Baya slave sale broadside
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This broadside is one of 15 found in the Hutson Lee papers advertising sales of slaves in Charleston in 1859 and 1860. This broadside advertises a slave auction of 44 slaves from St. Johns Berkeley held at the slave mart on Chalmers Street by P.J. Porcher and Baya. The year is not given, but the broadside advertises that the sale will take place on Tuesday the 8th, and February is handwritten above the day given. The broadside lists the names, ages, and, for some, previous experiences or health conditions of the slaves for sale. It also describes that the slaves are accustomed to the cultivation of cotton and provisions in St. Johns Berkeley.
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