Inventory of Slaves from Mulberry Hill and White Hall Plantations, Bryan County, Georgia, December 1823

Summary

Before the Civil War, large Southern rice and cotton plantations depended on numerous enslaved African-Americans to operate successfully. Mulberry Hill and White Hall Plantations, located in Bryan County, Georgia, had more than 130 slaves when Richard James Arnold took over in 1823. (The plantations were part of his wife's dowry.) This inventory lists the names, ages and capabilities of Arnold's newly-acquired captive workforce.

Before the Civil War, large Southern rice and cotton plantations depended on numerous enslaved African-Americans to operate successfully. Mulberry Hill and White Hall Plantations, located in Bryan County, Georgia, had more than 130 slaves when Richard James Arnold took over in 1823. (The plantations were part of his wife's dowry.) This inventory lists the names, ages and capabilities of Arnold's newly-acquired captive workforce.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Ink

Technique

Handwriting

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 12.25 in

Inscriptions

on front, at bottom: The above are at White Hall / Dec 1823 / Among the negros [sic] claimed by [illegible] the following are [illegible] with my [illegible] on back, at top: List [illegible] workers [illegible] Half Hands [illegible] Children below the list, centered: All the above hands at Mulbury [sic] Hill / Dec 1823

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