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In 1793, the ledger of Bohemia plantation in Cecil County, Maryland registers the sale of an enslaved woman named Mary and her children for £40. A year prior to this transaction, the priests at Bohemia had purchased Mary and her family for £35.

This account from the Bohemia plantation registers the sale of nine enslaved persons and the purchase of four. These transactions include infants as young as 3 weeks old, as well as an the sale of an infant to an enslaved woman who remained at…
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