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Richmond VA March the 21st 1847
Dear Sir this leaves me well and I hope this may finde you
the same I have received your letter dated the 25th February 
with a check for eleven hundred dollars and I am still staying 
here trying to lay out what money I have but I say
to you they are so buy it seems to me if I buy at the 
prices I cant make but virry Little on them though 
I shal by now as soon as I possible can and start home
I sent my cousin James Saunders with seven 
head to you he is a Brother of Little Orris he left here
on the 18th of March for KY I started him with
a two horse barryall and the two gray horses I made 
profit and 80 dollars the woman I write to you about
some time ago I brought a man yesterday and sold
him to Tate for 40 dollars profit I since James 
Saunders left brought one little girl at $1.25 
but I shal not buy anymore as small it seemed 
strange you don't write me often I have not received
a letter since the one above mentioned so it is I shall
do the best I can I shall buy in a few days what money 
I have but I say to you they way they are buy is the
rite way little plough boys is worth from 500 to 600 
girls from 12 years to 15 and 16 is worth from 450 to 
600 hundred dollars number one min from 600 to 800
and little negroes is worth enny thing you will ask
all most there has been several traders left here 
and not bought and more here now than I ever saw in one time 

   

Transcription Notes:
replaced by with buy

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