Lot 8: Receipt for injecting a slave

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2016-11-29 09:11:41

Lot 8

Author: N/A; Title: Manuscript receipt/bill for services rendered by Dr. William Van Buren, including an injection to a slave; Place Published: No place; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: June 1, 1802; Description: Handwritten in brown ink, on slip of paper 11.5x18.3 cm (4½x7¼").Receipt for seven services performed by Dr. William Van Buren for Mr. Abner Dungee and his family over a period of nearly a year, the first one being "Fr. injection of Negro Jack, 0-4-0." Others include "Visit Ostranders Son emetic"; a dose of something indeterminate for Mrs. Dungee; inoculations for the family, etc. The total came to £9-17-6. Signed by Van Buren in receipt of payment.

Estimate: $200-300

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