Letter to Samuel Fox from Giles Saunders regarding the slave trade

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This letter was written on February 28, 1849, by Giles Saunders to Samuel Fox. Saunders describes a recent sale of mules and notes, "I understand negroes is much hyer than last year" in reference to the market prices for enslaved people. 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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