SALE AT BERKELEY | 1847 | TWENTY-FIVE LIKELY NEGROES-MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN…

Sale at Berkeley Plantation, 1847, Charles City County, Virginia

December 11, 1846

Richmond, Virginia

BY virtue of a Decree of the Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery for Charles City county, pronounced on the 19th day of November, 1846, in the suite of McGuire and others vs. the President, Directors and Company of the Bank of Virginia and others, McGuire and others vs. Harrison and others—the subscribers, appointed by the Court Commissioners for that purpose, will offer for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, at Berkeley, in Charles City county, on TUESDAY, the 5th day of January, 1847, the SLAVES and other personal property belonging to the estate of the late Benjamin Harrison, remaining unsold, and which were conveyed by certain deeds of trust referred to by the decree, to wit: twenty-five likely Negroes-men, women and children; some Household and Kitchen Furniture, valuable Books, &c. If the sale be deferred by very inclement weather, it will take place the next fair day.

                      NATHANIEL NELSON,  }

                      HENRY HARRISON,      }       Com’rs.

Dec. 4–cwtds

Undoubtedly, this sale directly impacted my Harrison ancestors. Looking to learn more, especially the names of the souls affected and “sold.”

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