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Slave statistics, Washington County, 1853


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Slave Statistics.

The last News contains a table of the number and value, age and sex, of the Slaves in Washington County, which was prepared for that paper by Mr. HARBAUGH, and from which we quote as follows:

Sharpsburg District—Males under 12 yrs. 39, valued at $2,925; from 12 to 21 yrs. 23, valued at 5,750; from 21 to 45 yrs. 20, valued at 8,000: from 45 to 60 yrs. 7, valued at 1,600. Females under 12 yrs. 40, valued at 2,000; from 12 to 21 yrs. 23, valued at 4,600; from 21 to 40 yrs. 32, valued at 9,600; from 40 to 60 yrs. 11, valued at 1,100. No. of slaves 195. Total value $35,035.

Williamsport District
—Males under 12 yrs. 71, valued at $5,325 ; from 12 to 21 yrs. 55, valued at 13,750; from 21 to. 45 yrs. 34, valued at 13,600; from 45 to 60 yrs. 11, valued at 1,760. Females under 12 yrs. 70, valued at 3,500; from 12 to 21 yrs. 43, valued at 8,600; from 21 to 40 yrs. 42, valued at 12,600: from 40 to 60 yrs. 12, valued at 1,200. No. of slaves 338. Total value $60,335.

Hagerstown District
—Males under 12 yrs. 36, valued at $2,700: from 12 to 21 yrs. 27, valued at 6,750; from 21 to 45 yrs. 26, valued at 10,400; from 45 to 60 yrs. 7, valued at 1,120. Females under 12 yrs. 54, valued at 2,700; from 12 to 21 yrs. 37, valued at 7,400; from 21 to 40 yrs. 37, valued at 11,100; from 40 to 60 yrs. 18, valued at 1,800. No. of slaves 242. Total value $43,970.

Clearspring District
—Males under 12 yrs. 41, valued at $3,075; from 12 to 21 yrs. 25, valued at 6,000; from 21 to 45 yrs. 26, valued at 14,400; from 45 to 60 yrs. 8, valued at 1,280. Females under 12 yrs. 38, valued at 1,900; from 12 to 21 yrs. 32, valued at 6,400; from 21 to 40 yrs. 21, valued at 6,300; from 40 to 60 yrs. 12, valued at 1,200. No. of slaves 212. Total value $40,555.

Hancock District
—Males under 12 yrs. 35, valued at $2,625; from 12 to 21 yrs. 10, valued at 2,500: from 21to 45 yrs.1 4,valued at 5,800; from 45 to 60 yrs. 2, valued at 340. Females under 12 yrs. 45, valued at 2,250; from 12 to 21 yrs. 22, valued at 4,400; from 21 to 40 years 23, valued at 6,900; from 40 to 60yrs. 9, valued at 900. No. of slaves 160. Total value $25,495.

Boonsboro District .—Males under 12 yrs. 26, valued at $2,700 ; from 12 to 21 yrs. 11, valued at 2,750; from 21 to 45 yrs. 23, valued at 9,200; from 45 to 60 yrs. 4, valued at 620. Females under 12 yrs. 35, valued at 1,750 ; from 12 to 21 yrs. 22, valued at 4,400 ; from 21 to 40 yrs. 23, valued at 6,900 ; from 40 to 60 yrs. 2, valued at 200. No. of slaves 156. Total value $28,540.

Cavetown District.
—Males under 12 yrs. 16, valued at $1,200; from 12 to 21 yrs. 10, valued at 2,450; from 21 to 45 yrs. 10, valued at 3,350 ; from 45 to 60 yrs. 3, valued at 290. Females under 12 yrs. 24, valued at 1,275; from 12 to 21 yrs. 10, valued at 1,900; from 21 to 40 yrs. 9, valued at 2,550: from 40 to 60 yrs. 2, valued at 200. No. of slaves 84. Total value $13,215.

P. Valley District.
—Males under 12 yrs. 32, valued at $2,400; from 12 to 21 yrs. 25, valued at 6,250: from 21 to 45 yrs. 31,valued at 11,900; from 45 to 60 yrs. 11, valued at 1,760. Females under 12 yrs. 47, valued at 2,350; from 12 to 21 yrs. 23, valued at 5,600; from 21 to 40 yrs. 16, valued at 4,600; from 40 to 60 yrs. 11, valued at 1,100. No. of slaves 196. Total value $34,960.

Leitersburg District.
—Males under 12 yrs. 5, valued at $379 ; from 12 to 21 yrs. 5, valued at 1,200 ; from 21 to 45 yrs. 3, valued at 1,200. Females under 12 yrs. 5, valued at 250; from 12 to 21 yrs. 3, valued at 600; from 21 to 40 yrs. 3, valued at 750. No. of slaves 24. Total value $4,375.

Funkstown District .
—Males under 12 yrs. 42, valued at $3,150 ; from 12 to 21 yrs. 22, valued at5,275; from 21 to 45 yrs. 24,valued at 9,400 ; from 45 to 60 yrs. 8, valued at 1,120. Females under 12 yrs. 41, valued at 2,050; from 12 to 21 yrs. 22, valued at 4,325; from 21 to 40 yrs. 16, valued at 4,500 : from 40 to 60 yrs. 6, valued at 600. No. of slaves 181. Total value $30,520.

Whole number of slaves in the county 1,788. Total value of same $317,000.
We have no means of ascertaining the number and value of slaves in this county in the year 1841, or when the assessment before the last was made, but have not a doubt that the decrease, both in the number and value, has been at least one half since that period.




ID:
wmsl040

Creator:
Herald of Freedom and Torch Light

Date:
1853-03-16

Collection Location:
WCFL

Subject:
Slaves, Western Maryland

Coverage:
Western Maryland, 1800-1864

 
 
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100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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