Bill of Sale for Robert

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Title

Bill of Sale for Robert

Subject

Slavery

Description

This is a bill of sale for an enslaved three-year-old boy named Robert for the price of $400. The sale transfers Robert to Edward Carter from the possession of S.R. Thomas on March 20, 1857 in Darlington, South Carolina.

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

1857-3-20

Rights

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Coverage

Darlington, South Carolina

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Text

Rec’d of Edward Carter Four
Hundred Dollars in full for a
Negro Boy Robert about three
years of age Said Boy I warrant
to be sound and sensible in every
Respect, and a slave for life
Darlington [___] SC } S.R. Thomas
20th March 1857
Witness S.W. Carter

Reverse side:

S.R. Thomas
Bill of sail

Original Format

Paper

Citation

“Bill of Sale for Robert,” Southern Appalachian Archives Mars Hill University, accessed September 16, 2021, http://southernappalachianarchives.org/items/show/689.

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