Bill of Sale for Wilson

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Title

Bill of Sale for Wilson

Subject

Slavery

Description

This is a bill of sale for an enslaved man or boy of undisclosed age named Wilson for the price of $500. The sale transfers Wilson to Edward Carter from the possession of S.R. Thomas on March 19, 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

1857-3-19

Rights

This image may be viewed, downloaded, and printed for personal and educational use, but any commercial use is prohibited without permission from the Southern Appalachian Archives, Mars Hill University. Questions may be directed to the Archivist at (828) 689-1262 or archives@mhu.edu.

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March the 19th 1857
Received of Edward Carter
five hundred dollars in full
for a negro boy named
Wilson which boy I worrent
To be sound and sencible
And a slave for Life I also
warrent the title to the said
Edward Carter and his
heirs S.R. Thomas
[Attest] S.W. Carter

Rec’d five hundred

Reverse side:

Bill of Sale
From S.R. Thomas

Original Format

Paper

Citation

“Bill of Sale for Wilson,” Southern Appalachian Archives Mars Hill University, accessed September 16, 2021, http://southernappalachianarchives.org/items/show/688.

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