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Article submitted by Nicholle Young; Summary written by Cheri Todd Molter

This notice was submitted by William S. Mullins, the guardian of the children and heirs of John Mullins, deceased. The children had inherited their father’s property, which included several enslaved people, and Mullins was arranging their hire contracts for the upcoming year and informing those who had rented the individuals for the past year to return them to the Market House on January 1, 1850, for redistribution. The money exchanged for the enslaved people’s labor would be handled by Mullins as part of the estate funds.

Source: The North-Carolinian, Fayetteville, North Carolina • Sat, Dec 22, 1849, page 3.

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