Letter to Giles Saunders from Samuel Fox regarding the slave trade

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This letter was written on January 14, 1847, by Samuel Fox to Giles Saunders. The letter details the sale of enslaved people by Fox and his associates, including the recovery of one enslaved man who was loaned out for the use of a horse. There are also details regarding a customer dissatisfied with the purchase of two 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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