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

This newspaper clipping from Sept. 29, 1859, includes several advertisements that show that there was a demand for more enslaved Black people in Sampson County. All four men—Charles T. Stevens, A. S. C. Powell, J. A. McArthur, and Everett Peterson—were in the market to purchase several enslaved individuals. Furthermore, Peterson desired to buy 40 to 50  young Black people within the next couple of weeks “for the Alabama market,” so many of the individuals sold to him probably did not get to remain in North Carolina.

Source: Fayetteville Semi-Weekly Observer, Fayetteville, Sep 29, 1859, Page 4

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