Slavery Documents

SD1) Slave 'Bill of Sale', North Carolina, nicely matted and framed with 1862 N.C. banknote.....SOLD

SD2) Washington D.C., Washington County, March 6th, 1839. Mary Larrance in consideration of one dollar, has manumitted and set free the negro boy Henry 23 years of age sound and healthy and competent to earn his living by labor and do hereby declare the said negro to be free from all claims and service. Interesting document that shows wear and tear at the seams. These documents were known as "Freedom Papers" and were carefully folded and carried by the newly emancipated slave when leaving the care and custody of his former owner. If stopped along the way under the pretense of being a "runaway", this document was proof he was Free and thus allowed to journey on. This document does show heavy folds, patina, and some splits.....$495

SD3) "The Star" newspaper from Raleigh, North Carolina dated February 14, 1812. Four printed pages on two sheets which have been professionally silked for preservation. Articles of interest include "Land and Negroes for Sale", "Twenty Five Dollars Reward" for a runaway slave featuring a wood block engraving of a slave running, and "My Negro man Brister" who was in a Raleigh jail charged with murder.....$85

SD4) Manumission document.....SOLD

SD5) Receipt for Slaves 11/10/1849. A written receipt listing the 37 slaves by name and their distribution among 5 heirs to the estate of William H. Robinson. Signed on reverse by William E. Anderson (Confederate General of the Florida Militia) as County Judge. Interestingly, actually filed in 1870. Florida related slave documents are quite scarce.....$395

SD6) Portland, Kentucky, 1862, Union letter with reference to Confederates possessing the city & fear of loss of slave property.....$85

SD7) This document details the mortgage of six named slaves of the Gaillard family of South Carolina. Gaillard is an important family name in South Carolina history, especially Charleston. This document is signed by three Gaillard family members.....$225

SD8) Bill of appraisment and inventory of the estate of A.J. Fannin of Dallas County, Alabama, 1844. List includes 36 slaves shown by name, sex and value. Also included is an extensive list of other property. At the end of the inventory it is stated that "one gold hour watch, one loom, and small lot of old bed clothes given to the negroes of the estate". Three legal size pages.....SOLD

SD9) Deed of Gift..... a Negro Woman named Patsy to Charlotte Jones from her mother Mrs. Winfred Lane Rodgers in 1853. Document was written December 6th, 1852 in Macon County Alabama in the presence of Lewis Alexander, Judge. "Know all men by these present that I, Winfred Rodgers, .......for in consideration of the natural love and affection which I bare to my daughter Charlotte Jones........do give and grant.....a certain negro woman Slave named Patsy alias Martha about thirty years of age together with the future increase of the body to her the said Negro woman Slave.......... to the said Charlotte Jones for her sole and separate use benefit and behoof free from all liabilities for debts..." Signed by several County officials and the Justice of the Peace.....$225

SD10) Mississippi Slave Division from Claiborne County dated 1850 being a division of John Powell's slaves, listing 31 slaves by name.....$250

SD11) Slave Bill of Sale, manuscript document signed "Wm Bing" dated Nov. 19, 1814 documenting the sale "unto James King Junior of Sullivan County, Tennessee a negro man named Antony aged between twenty five and thirty years...and the said negro unto...James King his heirs and assigns against the just claim of any person whatsoever I will warrant and defend...for life....".....$275

SD12) Pre-printed Form. Receipt dated Dec. 24 1859 for $1,650 dollars paid in full for "Negro Slave named Peter aged about 21 years.....warrant him sound and healthy and a slave for life.".....SOLD

SD13) Bill of Sale for slaves 1863 (wardate). Bourbon County Kentucky. Sold by Nicholas Talbot to Henry Bruce the following slaves....Anthony Jr. 20 yrs.....Allen 14 yrs....Charlotte 24 yrs. and her two children, George 3 yrs. and Moses one year....warrant the title to said slaves and warrant them slaves for life. June 18, 1863. Signed. Very nice and clean. Approx. 8" x 7 1/2".....$325

SD14) Slave Auction Bill of Sale, Princess Anne County (Virginia) 1852 Manuscript Document signed and reads in part: "Joseph Overstreet being the highest bidder became the purchaser of slave Betsy at the price of $796 to hold the said slave Betsy free from the claims" of several named people. Fine Condition.....$395

SD15) Bill of Sale for Horace... Received of Miss E M C Jones eight hundred dollars as payment in full for a negro man Horace & bind ourselves to warrant & defend the title of the same this the 28th January 1857. (signed) Addison Frayer Isaac Hill.....$295

SD16) State of Georgia, Pike County, May 1, 1863. Estate of John Jordan. Sixty-five entries including 650 acres and 8 slaves by name plus two children, sex, and value. One page 6" x 15" written front and back. One entry is particularly disturbing "Old woman Rachael...valueless".....$275

SD17) Georgia Slave Bill of Sale dated Jan. 30, 1852. For negro man named Joe about 28 years old and warrants "the said boy a slave for life". Silked for preservation.....$175

SD18) Kentucky Emancipation document war dated January 6, 1862. Based on the conditions of the Last Will and Testament of William Garth, the slave Ben is to be set free but then has to be removed from the state.....$325

SD19) Here is an Indenture (or Agreement) dated November 4th, 1815 in Clarkstown County of Rockland, New York. Hendrick Tenure places his "servant" named Harry who is eleven years old into the custody of Isaac Blauvelt to dwell and serve for a period of seventeen years. Harry is to serve honestly, orderly, and obediently to his Master and his assigns faithfully.....$165

SD20) An official court document from Garrard County, Kentucky in 1812. It is an inventory and appraisment of the estate of John Jones. It is one large sheet of heavy laid paper measuring approximately 15 1/2" x 13", folded, to grant four sides of manuscript. A listing of typical plantation holdings including horses, cattle, blacksmith tools, and 28 named slaves with values. Signed by the Clerk of the Court.....$225

SD21) This document is from Lumpkin County, Georgia and is dated 1848. This is an official court document, an inventory and appraisment of the estate of John Hollenshead. It is one sheet approximately 14 1/2" x 7 1/2" with both sides of manuscript. A listing of a typical farming homestead including acreage, five adult slaves by name and two children each with values. Also furniture, cattle, tools, a still, shotgun, and a Bible. A good look into the times............Document is signed by the Clerk of the Court and the Justice of the Peace.....$175

SD22) Pickens County, Alabama. Legal petition to the Honorable John A. Jackson, Judge of the Court of Probate, Pickens County, Alabama to order the sale of slaves to settle the estate of Sophira Clark. Proceeds were to be divided among the children of the deceased. Four named slaves with their appraised values totaling $4,750.....$150

SD23) "Raleigh Register and North Carolina Gazette" dated May 3, 1822. One sheet folded for "four" pages. Paper's slogan "......Live like Brothers" however has several slave ads announcing rewards for runaways, and slaves for sale. Also articles signed in type by John Quincy Adams and James Monroe......$85

SD24) Document recording the listing of slaves sold......$175

SD25) Iredell County (Statesville/Mooresville) North Carolina slave Bill of Sale dated November 11th, 1859. $1,200 "for a Negro Boy named Sandy which said Negro I warrant to be sound in body and mind and the title good". Nice and clean on blue paper.....$225

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