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Unnamed TN Blacksmith #8 - TN-BLA8

Title

Unnamed TN Blacksmith #8 - TN-BLA8

Identifier

TN-BLA8

Subject

African Americans--History, African Americans--History--To 1863, Artisans, African American blacksmiths

Source

Nashville Union and American

Date

November 3, 1854

Trade

Blacksmith

Gender

Male

Enslaver

Rees W. Porter

Home

No. 33 Cedar Street

Home Location

Nashville, Tennessee

Events

1. To be sold by Rees W. Porter

Item Type

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I WOULD say to the public that having bought the inter-est of my late partner, Mr. Dabbs, that I can at all times be found at the old stand of Dabbs & Porter, ready to buy or sell negroes on commission as well as on my own ac-count, and think I can safely promise them the market price for all negroes brought to me. I now have on hand 25 or 30 negroes that must be sold, and amongst them is an extra No. 1 Blacksmith and his wife an extra Cook, Washer &c., and a first rate house servant seamstresses, war-ranted to suit or no sale. I have some of the best servants in the State for sale and am anxious to get them good homes as I promise to obey instructions in all cases, except it is to separate Families, which I have never done nor never will.
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REES W. PORTER,

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, “Unnamed TN Blacksmith #8 - TN-BLA8,” accessed June 13, 2021, https://archive.blackcraftspeople.org/items/show/426.

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