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Title: Public auction of enslaved people circa 1850.
Description: While a merchant in St. Louis Shaw began buying enslaved people in the 1820s with the earliest existing record being that of Peach in 1828. 1850 census records indicate Shaw owned nine enslaved people and by 1853 that number had grown to eleven, 1860 census records show him with eight enslaved people. Their names were not listed in either the 1850 or 1860 U.S. Census. Please see the historical timeline section for more information on this subject. Image is for reference.

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Image of While a merchant in St. Louis Shaw began buying enslaved people in the 1820s with the earliest existing record being that of Peach in 1828. 1850 census records indicate Shaw owned nine enslaved people and by 1853 that number had grown to eleven, 1860 census records show him with eight enslaved people. Their names were not listed in either the 1850 or 1860 U.S. Census. Please see the historical timeline section for more information on this subject. Image is for reference.
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TitlePublic auction of enslaved people circa 1850.
Creator
Subject African Americans
American Civil War
Bounty hunters
Bridgette (Enslaved Person)
Coss (Enslaved Person)
Enslaved People
Esther (Enslaved Person)
Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
Fugitive slaves
Jenny (Enslaved Person)
Jim (Enslaved Person)
Jim Kennerly (Enslaved Person)
Joseph (Enslaved Person)
Juliette (Enslaved Person)
Lewis (Enslaved Person)
Meachum, John Berry
Meachum, Mary
Missouri
Peach (Enslaved Person)
Sally (Enslaved Person)
Sarah (Enslaved Person)
Servis (Enslaved Person)
Shaw, Henry, 1800-1889
Slavery
St. Louis (MO)
Tabitha (Enslaved Person)
Underground Railroad
United States

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DescriptionWhile a merchant in St. Louis Shaw began buying enslaved people in the 1820s with the earliest existing record being that of Peach in 1828. 1850 census records indicate Shaw owned nine enslaved people and by 1853 that number had grown to eleven, 1860 census records show him with eight enslaved people. Their names were not listed in either the 1850 or 1860 U.S. Census. Please see the historical timeline section for more information on this subject. Image is for reference.
PublisherMissouri Botanical Garden
ContributorMissouri Botanical Garden
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FormatTIF
IdentifierIMAGE 0132
SourceDigital Image
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