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Alexander Justice papers, 1750-1925 (bulk 1843-1879).

October 12, 2009

Creator: Justice, Alexander, 1825-1879.
Collection number: 1308
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Abstract: Lawyer of New Bern, N.C. Chiefly legal and business papers of New Bern, N.C., lawyer, Alexander Justice, including grants, deeds, indentures, plats, bills of sale for slaves, wills, amnesty oaths, marriage contracts, bills and receipts, and bank shares. Also included are a composition book, 1843-1845, of Justice when he was a student at the University of North Carolina; items regarding Justice, Sparrow, Green, and Tillman family history; and other items belonging to Justice and his family; and records of the Confederate Corps of Engineers at Fort Macon, N.C., April-October 1861, concerning the hiring and quartering of slaves and free blacks who worked on railroad and coastal defenses.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights:  The papers contain slave bills of sale and records from Fort Macon for the Corps of Engineers which contain information on the quartering and hiring of slaves (1861). See Volume 2 in Folder 13.