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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 607

3 TN & NC Slave Bills of Sale, 1840s

Estimate: $400 - $500
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Sold Price includes BP

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1st item: Russellville, TN (Hawkins County) handwritten bill of sale for a male slave named Henry for two hundred dollars between Russell Riggs and Samuel Long, dated 1846. Document reads: "For and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to Mr. in hand paid I have this day sold to Samuel Long my negro boy named Henry. I warrant the said boy from the lawfull claims of all persons. I also warrant him to be healthy sensible and a slave for life. Russellville (sp?) Augst 16, 1846". Russell Biggs (Seal) with two witness signatures, FM Taylor and John Morris. 2nd item: Hand written bill of sale attributed to Hawkins County, TN for a female slave named Agnes for two hundred dollars between Taylor Long and J. B. Griffin reading partially "Recvd. of Taylor Long two hundred dollars for a negro woman named Agnes aged about forty five years. Sound, healthy and a slave for life.....Feby 3rd 1843" J. B. Griffin. 3rd item: Edgecombe County, NC Court printed and handwritten bill of sale of a 10 year old female named Mary for two hundred dollars between Guilford M. Mooring and G. L. Long dated February 22, 1841 at the court-house in Tarborough (Tarboro).


1st item: Fold lines, overall light toning and minor wear to left margin. 2nd item: Fold lines and overall toning. 3rd item: Fold lines, overall toning and some separations at fold lines. Chipping to edges and a couple of areas of dampstaining.

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