Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from the Board of Trade, with Reply, [5 April 1780]

From the Board of Trade, with Reply

[5 April 1780]

The following Slaves have been purchased for the use of the State agreeable to the Instructions given this Board by His Excellency in Council

Gabriel cost £6305. Ned, cost  4210
Soloman 3675 Sam  4700
Kitt (a Boy 3640. Charles  3115
Tom 3755 Sawney  3190
David 3820 James  3510
James 4000 Argyle  3820
George 4135 Jupiter  2100
Peter 3160. Cæsar, Aggy, } 15050.
Fanny, Calah,
Of Mr. Bristow’s Estate. Will, Sukey,
John  5070
Phill  6250
Sambo  7950
Joe  6010
Of Harmer & King’s Estates.

We beg the Hono. Board will direct us how the above Slaves are to be disposed of.

J: Ambler
Dun: Rose

In Council April 7th. 1780.

The board of War being not likely to meet for some time it is thought best to continue these slaves with the board of Trade until the division may be taken up at Richmond.

Th: Jefferson

Tr in Board of Trade Journal (Vi).

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