Financial Papers, 1799-1929, undated

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The Financial Papers series includes financial ledgers, account books, estate inventories, invoices, receipts, orders, lists, censuses and hiring account of enslaved persons, guardianship accounts, and other financial materials documenting the personal and business expenses of the Slades throughout the nineteenth century. Jeremiah Slade's accounts and financial papers have been separated into their own folders; the rest of the family's expenses and income is documented in the General Papers portion of the series. Specific accounts relating to the Conicho Fishery, Lenox Castle, and La Vega horse stud operation are also present in this series. All materials relating the the Tuscarora Nation's accounts with Jeremiah Slade are housed in the Tuscarora Series.

The financial papers of various Slade members also include their tax assessments, sales and evaluations of enslaved persons, estate sales, and personal expenses. Lists of enslaved persons tend to include names, ages, and valuations; other materials include occasional receipts for the sale of enslaved persons; bills for medical care; and account books or lists recording the hiring out of enslaved persons to other farms or plantations in Martin County.


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