|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Way, Charlton H., 1836-1900.|
|Title:||Charlton H. Way slave bills of sale|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Charlton H. Way (1836-1900) was born in Liberty County, but he spent most of his life in Savannah, Georgia. He was one of the organizers of the Oglethorpe Light Infantry, a local military company. During the Civil War, he commanded the 54th Regiment of Georgia Infantry. He was appointed Consul General to St. Petersburg by President Cleveland. He was Commissioner from Georgia during the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.
This collection consists of two bills of sale for slaves, one woman and one man, sold by Charlton Way to Wallace Cumming. These sales occurred after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863; Way sold the female slave on July 30, 1864 and the male slave on March 15, 1865.
[item identification], Charlton H. Way slave bills of sale, MS 843, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
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|Item 1: Bill of sale of an African American woman to Wallace Cumming, 1864 July 30 ( 1.0 p. )|
|Item 2: Bill of sale of an African American man to Wallace Cumming, 1865 March 15 ( 1.0 p. )|