Slave Sale Broadside


This file appears in: Slavery Laws in Old Kentucky
Slave Sale Broadside

To settle inheritances and law suits Kentucky slaves were often auctioned and sold to the public. This broadside advertises a "Public Sale of Lands and Slaves" in Frankfort in 1834. Included in the description of the slaves are their names and ages. It also indicated that some were "accustomed to working in a [hemp] Bagging Factory." Courtesy of the Kentucky Historical Society.


This file appears in: Slavery Laws in Old Kentucky