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Slave-mart collapses in Memphis, Tennessee and four "valuable negro men" die

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01/13/1860
The building housing slaves sales of the Forest Jones and Company collapsed and burned in Memphis, Tennessee.  Six "valuable negro men" were buried in the ruins.  Of these, two were rescued and the other four perished.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 40.

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