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William Page Saunders papers, 1854-1856.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Saunders, William Page, fl. 1854-1856.
Collection number: 1204-z
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Abstract: William Page Saunders lives in New Orleans, La. The collection includes a bill of sale for a female slave named Emeline or Eveline from Lewis Brown of Missouri to William Page Saunders of New Orleans, 11 May 1854, and a letter, 26 April 1856, from F.L. Claiborne to Saunders. In the letter, Claiborne, who had purchased the slave in turn from Saunders, stated that she had a bad cough and a diseased leg, but that he intended to keep her and try to cure her.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The ┬ápapers contain a┬ábill of sale for a female slave named “Emeline” or “Eveline” from Lewis Brown of Missouri to Saunders of New Orleans (1854) and a letter from F. L. Claiborne to Saunders discussing the physical problems with the same slave, whom he had purchased from Saunders, stating that she had a bad cough and a diseased leg, but that he intended to keep her and attempt to cure her (1856).