Bill of Sale for Emma

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Title

Bill of Sale for Emma

Subject

Slavery

Description

This is a bill of sale for an enslaved woman or girl of undisclosed age named Emma for the price of $1,050. The sale transfers Emma to Edward Carter from the possession of John Ray on January 29, 1857.

Source

Edward Carter Family Papers, Southern Appalachian Archives, Mars Hill University

Publisher

Southern Appalachian Archives, Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies, Mars Hill University

Date

1857-1-29

Rights

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January 29th 1857
For and in consideration of the
Sum of One thousand and fifty
Dollars to me in [hand paid]
I have this day bargained and
Sold to E. Carter one negro girl
named Emma which girl
I warrant to be sound and
A slave for Life [__] under
My hand and [seal]
[Attest] John Ray T.W. Ray

Reverse side:

If the [liberties] of Venice and Genoa were
[extinguished] with [this blaze] of [le_____]
[at___]

[T.] W. Ray
Bill of
Sale for
Emma—

Original Format

Paper

Citation

“Bill of Sale for Emma,” Southern Appalachian Archives Mars Hill University, accessed September 16, 2021, http://southernappalachianarchives.org/items/show/687.

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