Robert M. Barton Letter regarding Slave Purchase
This collection contains a letter, dated October 24, 1847, written by Robert M. Barton to his brother, that consists primarily of information about their family. Barton writes that he will buy, or assist in the buying of, an enslaved person to give to a man named James, whose wife is sick and who is staying at Barton's father's house.
- 1847 October 24
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This collection consists of a letter written by Robert M. Barton of Greeneville, Tenn., on October 24, 1847, to his brother of Readyville, Tenn. He writes that he must buy or assist in the buying of an enslaved person for a friend with a sick wife. The letter also contains family information.
No biographical information could be found.
Collection consists of a single folder.
This collection was purchased by Special Collections in March 2004.