Did U.S. Railroads Own Slaves–How Many?

Mississippi Central Railroad, Contract for Slaves

This contract listed slaves by name, age, and the prices paid by the Mississippi Central Railroad. The contract also specified the warrant of the seller that slaves were “sound in mind and body and slaves for life.” Source: Newberry Library, Illinois Central Railroad Records, IC-6-M6.55, Box 27

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