A Great Slave Auction, 400 Men, Women and Children Sold
Q.K Philander Doesticks
After inheriting his father's estate, upper-class northerner Pierce Butler (husband of English-born actress and abolitionist Fanny Kemble) auctioned off half of his family's slaves to settle debt. The article, written by Mortimer Thomson under his pen-name Doesticks, was later included as a sequel to Ms. Kemble's published journals (see "What Became of the Slaves on a Georgia Plantation?").
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