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    of all household and kitchen furniture as well as horses several negroes All items were slated to be sold to the highest bidder Credit was to be allowed for the purchase of some items however the more expensive items presumably the negroes required the use of cash The house of Thomas Blackwell was then to be rented for one year with several negroes being hired out for the balance of the year The last thing Wren mentioned in the notice is for anyone who had a claim against Blackwell s estate to come forward before the sale so that they could be compensated after the sale for the balance that is owed The direct sale of slaves in Richmond during the early 1800s was frowned upon if it split up families or was deemed cruel in anyway Richmond differed from plantation Virginia in this aspect as in a city fewer slaves were needed and conditions were somewhat better This specific sale is unusual because the enslaved people were being sold off due to the death of their master Blackwell s estate was being auctioned to pay off debts that he had incurred during his life and the slaves would bring in a substantial sum of money for this purpose This episode is significant with regard to slave sales because it shows that while the sale of slaves may not have been the economic force it was in the deeper South this early in the nineteenth century it was not so taboo that a man would shy away from posting about a sale in a commonly read newspaper This episode also shows how information was passed in this time period in a large city such as Richmond The newspaper was used as a public forum for information such as this for

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    Relations Slavery In February of 1829 WM F Wickham put out a notice in the Richmond Enquirer of a twenty dollar reward for the return to him of his slave Cyrus He described Cyrus as a dark mulatto between 25 and 30 years of age rather below ordinary height prominent cheek bones He also said that Cyrus had a large scar under one of his eyes and that he owned a new suit of brown cloth and a striped Gooch on Slaveholding Date s February 23 1825 Location Tag s African Americans Government Race Relations Slavery In response to John Floyd whom had written him in correspondence just six days prior C W Gooch wrote a letter in the winter of 1825 on the issue of slaveholding in Virginia and the South Gooch believed that the subject of slaveholding states rights was not getting enough attention from southern politicians Throughout the letter Gooch argued against the intrusive interference of our northern Richmond and Baltimore Union Line of Stages and Steamboats Date s October 20 1829 Location Tag s Migration Transportation The proprietors of the Richmond and Baltimore Union Line of Stages and Steamboats by Tappahannock placed a notice in the Richmond Enquirer in October of 1829 with the intent of informing the public of the on going operation of their line of service The posting boasted of the best of coaches and horses the experienced drivers and the best accommodations Good roads and no nighttime land travel Sally Carter s Letter to her Mother Date s December 21 1827 Location Tag s Arts Leisure Urban Life Boosterism Women In late December of 1827 Sally Champs Carter living in Richmond at the time wrote home to her mother who was living in Albemarle County approximately sixty miles west of Richmond Sally

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    Disease ravaged the livestock population after the war In 1884 the Wytheville Dispatch ran an article about our friend Bob Crockett Crockett was famous in Wytheville for his work in improving the Death of Capt K G Gittio Date s February 25 1885 Location NORFOLK CITY Virginia Tag s Health Death Economy Migration Transportation Urban Life Boosterism Few citizens of Portsmouth could escape the mourning of K G Gittio s death On February 25 1885 it covered the front page news flags flew at half mast locomotives were shrouded and traffic stopped while people flooded to his funeral The city had lost a respected citizen and a leading businessman regarded as one of the South s best railroad men Gittio thinking he had a cold had called upon Free Persons of Color Granted Land for Burial Site Date s August 1816 Location CHARLESTON South Carolina Tag s African Americans Church Religious Activity Health Death Law Race Relations A piece of legislation was passed in August 1816 that granted land to free blacks to create a cemetery This land was not a gift but rather made legally available for purchase The plot was known as Cart s Lot and was located on Boundary Street next to the Methodist Church It was implied that only members of this church would buy and use the land It was specified that no one may be buried after African American Lynched During Prison Transfer Date s May 8 1883 to May 13 1883 Location CADDO Louisiana Tag s African Americans Crime Violence Health Death On May 8 1883 a Texan was arrested at the ferry landing in Shreveport Louisiana for the murder of William H Lyon The Texan s name was D C Hutchins and he was an African American The paper described Hutchins as

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    Following the death of John C Calhoun Congress passed a bill concerning the admission of California as a state The bill classified as unfair to the Southern cause by the Keowee Courier was protested by Southern senators in particular Senator Badger The Courier reflected on the prudence of how to protect Southern rights within the senate proceedings Concerns were expressed regarding what the Life in the North for Free Blacks Date s January 1 1831 to December 25 1833 Location FAUQUIER Virginia Tag s African Americans Race Relations Slavery Mr James C Lake placed an ad in the Virginia Herald informing the public in central Virginia that two of his slaves Reuben and Noah Brooks had runaway The advertisement offered a reward for their capture and safe return to his plantation in Fauquier County Some weeks after placing the ad Mr Lake received a letter from Reuben and Noah They wrote to him saying that they were currently residing Prediction of a Crisis to Come Date s March 23 1832 Location GOOCHLAND Virginia Tag s African Americans Race Relations Slavery On the second day of March 1832 a slave boy named Pompey was hard at work on the Cragwall plantation in Goochland County All of a sudden he heard a noise high above him in the sky The boy looked up and saw two enormous birds swooping and stabbing at each other They began to get closer and closer to the ground until they completely fell out of the sky and landed right beside him In complete shock Jefferson Davis Addresses Free States Date s January 5 1863 Location RICHMOND Virginia Tag s Government Law Politics Race Relations Slavery War The people of the Union heard from a defiant Jefferson Davis on January 5 1863 Northern leaders had degraded you

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    what was then known as Cowford from settler L Z Hogans trading cattle for the 18 acres of land At the time of Hart s acquisition the population of Florida without counting Native Americans did not exceed 12 000 Because the Floridas were of interest to many other Southerners as well as Hart Georgia s Southern Recorder provided a thorough description of the territory in an August 15 1820 article The editor gave a precise explanation of the size and location of Florida for the many readers without access to a map or any other geographical background The Recorder primarily discussed the two major cities in Florida at the time Pensacola and St Augustine but the article also went into detail about the agricultural advantages offered by Florida as a whole Although the soil was sandy near rivers and lakes planters produced sugar cotton potatoes corn indigo groundpeas melons plums and many other goods Settlers found immense red and white oaks mulberry hickory sassafras and typical animals such as horses sheep goats cattle and swine and in the deserts otters hares rabbits raccoons and foxes Southern Recorder The opportunity for economic growth in the Floridas described by this and many

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    s River Hart envisioned great potential for the area Making perhaps the most profitable decision of his life in late 1820 Hart purchased what was then known as Cowford Choctaw Treaty of 1820 Date s October 18 1820 to December 23 1820 Location INDIAN LANDS Mississippi Tag s Migration Transportation Race Relations The United States represented by Generals Andrew Jackson and Thomas Hinds negotiated at Doak s Stand with Mingoes or head men and warriors of the Choctaw nation over land The United States hoped to expand white settlement specifically in Mississippi the Choctaw homeland In return for the Choctaw land President Monroe agreed to a cession of about one fifth of the state of Van Buren and Reservation in the South Date s 1820 Location HANOVER Virginia Tag s Politics Martin Van Buren a Democrat from New York and Vice President to Southerner Andrew Jackson was a questionable figure in the nineteenth century South His motives and ideas were unclear and not exactly in line with everything that the South stood for during this time He voted for Free Negro Suffrage the South could not place a finger on the reasons behind his vote resulting in an unstable opinion Grundy and McMinn and the New Bank of the State of Tennessee Date s 1820 Location DAVIDSON Tennessee Tag s Economy In 1820 Joseph McMinn a farmer state legislator Indian agent and governor and Felix Grundy a Congressman U S Senator and Nashville Democrat leader suggested to create a New Bank of the State of Tennessee it was the central feature of his program while he was candidate for a seat in the state senate This bank was supposed to be better than the old one based in Knoxville the state should The Effects of Fertile Land in the Mississippi

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    In 1820 the Creeks were being paid 25 000 but 22 000 was set to expire in 1829 The Creeks that did emigrate settled in the area of Muskogee County Oklahoma In typical U S style 300 US troops were positioned near the peaceful emigrants Phoenix Cowford Jacksonville Formally Becomes US Territory Date s December 1820 Location Tag s Agriculture Economy Urban Life Boosterism Following the War of 1812 Isaiah

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    had gotten from the family that her husband had brought to the plantation He had brought them to help pick the cotton crop that a young man had cultivated on their land but had not picked Rambin s sore eye and the negligent young man were the least of the Rambins worries however Rambin wrote to her sister A West Virginians Bookkeeping Date s 1872 Location JEFFERSON West Virginia Tag s Agriculture Economy Migration Transportation Migrants headed to the frontier in the nineteenth century were eager to work Many unable to immediately settle down and begin anew worked on farms they encountered in order to make money On the other side were the farmers who could charge these migrants room and board and pay them set wages to do the work around their farm Franklin Osburn not only ran a farm but also a country store on his property Relief from Crop Devastation Date s March 28 1861 Location YAZOO Mississippi Tag s Agriculture Health Death Economy Government A considerable drought met the residents of central Mississippi during the summer of 1860 A great number of people from counties such as Leake and Attala were left with ruined crops and no other source of economic gain In many cases both corn and cotton were devastated leaving a considerable number of people without the means or credit to purchase bread On March 28 1861 John Pettus called this Cholera Epidemic Along Red River Date s July 25 1833 Location NATCHITOCHES Louisiana Tag s African Americans Agriculture Health Death Economy Slavery Massive numbers of people were dying in the summer of 1833 but luckily Edward George Washington Butler assured his father in law in Virginia he and his family of Iberville Louisiana were so far unaffected Cholera was sweeping through the state

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