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1763-10-16

Braxton, Carter to Nicholas Brown & Co.; October 16, 1763
Letter, dated October 16, 1763, from Carter Braxton of Virginia to Nicholas Brown and Company, continuing discussion of a possible joint African slaving venture. "I shall be very glad to be concerned in the Affrican Trade and will be a fourth of the Voyage if you Choose it," Braxton writes. The balance of the letter offers information on the local market for slaves in Virginia. "Gold Coast Slaves are Esteemed the most Valuable + Sell best," Braxton writes, adding: The Prices of Negroes keep up amasingly." For reasons that are unclear, the Browns did not pursue the partnership, and instead launched the Sally independently.