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Civil War Era 1860 Slavery-Related Letter from Maryland For Sale
Civil War Era 1860 Slavery-Related Letter from Maryland:
This is a formal request to Judge William Hallam Tuck, written by Eleanor B.M. Hilleary, regarding her slave named George, as she is making sure she has enough clothing available for her servants. Judge Tuck (1809-1884) served in the Maryland Court of Appeals from 1851 to 1861. He served in the House of Delegates, Prince George's County (1836-1843), and was Speaker of the House of Delegates in 1837. He was also Director of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, President of First National Bank of Annapolis, and member of Board of Governors and Visitors of St. John's College.The Hilleary Family owned several slaves in the town of Bladensburg, in Prince George's County, Maryland. Slaves made up about 58% of the county, as there were several tobacco plantations located here. A fascinating historical artifact from the Antebellum era!October 27, 1860
Judge Tuck, Dear Sir, I am sorry to trouble you with a few lines concerning my business. Please let me know immediately if you have wrote to Mr. McSeana concerning my man George, as I am making up my servants cloth[e]s I would like to know what arrangements you have made, as you are the only one I can call upon. You will please not fail in concerning to see me time of court as I wish to see you on business of importance. Give my respects to Mrs. Tuck and family. I hope this will find you all well. Please do not disappointed me, Yours respectfully, Eleanor B.M. Hilleary
The letter remains in good condition, showing signs of age. A couple words are illegibly and intentionally smudged by the author. Flatted folds from being mailed. Some of these folds show stress and and splits. Age toning is scattered darker discoloration. Please see the pictures for more detail. Guaranteed 100% authentic in every respect for life. Be sure to see our other listings for more historical antiques and militaria. Be sure to follow our store as new inventory is added daily.
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