Letter to Giles Saunders from Samuel M. Fox concerning the slave trade

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This letter was written on April 17, 1848, by Samuel M. Fox to Giles Saunders. Fox writes of his success in selling several enslaved people and his concerns about prices for enslaved people around Lexington, Kentucky, due to the instability of the market price for cotton. The history of enslaved persons is often difficult to uncover. Letters such as this are helpful sources that provide us with clues about individuals and their history. Help us transcribe this letter detailing the business of selling enslaved persons.

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