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  • Collection: To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade

Engraving of African American barber

Sketch of enslaved people in auction room

Engraving of Eighth Street

The Southern Planter quoted a Warrenton (Va.) Whig report that Dickinson, Hill, & Co. "reached the enormous sum of two millions [dollars]" in sales. The Whig estimated that the gross sales of Richmond's slave traders exceeded four million dollars.

Article describing auction

Sketch of enslaved people

Engraving of slave auction

Abolitionist Samuel May Jr, the compiler, sent this copy to fellow abolitionist Lysander Spooner with a note that “give me additions to this catalogue, or corrections of it, I shall be much obliged.”
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