----, EMILY
    by Julia Munro


Emily (last name unknown), female adult. She is recorded in a list of "Hirelings to be Sent to Captn. Winn (P47913), 1 Jany 1828," which lists 11 individuals total. It is not stated clearly whether Cocke sold the slaves to Winn; more likely he contracted them out to Winn based on the prices listed (see the links below for full transcripts of the letter). 

The "hirelings" that were to be sent to Captn. Winn in 1828 were: 

Dinah (P47885), Polly (P47886) and "her child anon0064 (P47979) and nurse anon0065 (P47980)," Dilcy (P47887), Bibbianna (P47888), Aggy (P47889), Emily (P47890), Jenny (P47891), Louisa (P47892), and Fanney (P47893).

A footnote describes Emily's case: "Emily has been left by my Daughter Louisiana (P47866) who is desirous to have her put into good hands victuals & clothes & Blanket only, in consideration that she shall be employed part of the time in weaving. She has been brought up in our house & is already able to do common needle work & other Household offices. If you cant dispose of her satisfactorily in reference to the above object, let her return." 



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"A List of Hirelings to be sent to Capt. Winn by John Hartwell Cocke 1st Jany 1828"

- Scan of manuscript = Mini Showcase 2, click on "John Hartwell Cocke Papers," and select image #54.1.01



2. Library Call Numbers/Bibliographic Records

John Hartwell Cocke Papers [manuscript], 1725-1949. Special Collections, University of Virginia Library. MSS640



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