[Bills of Sale of a Slave Named Nancy, June 18, 1838]

Description:

Bills of sale of a slave named Nancy. The initial bill was written by notary William Christy in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jacob Sevy is selling Nancy, approximately 15, to John Covington Thomas of Gainsville, Alabama, for $1,200. Handwritten bills are added explaining that John C. Thomas sells Nancy to James Chessher in August 1838 for $3,000, who in turn sells her to Stephen Jackson of Jefferson County, Texas, in 1840 for $1,000.

A separate paper is included with a description of this document.

Creator(s): New Orleans (La.)
Location(s):
Creation Date: June 18, 1838
Partner(s):
Museum of the Gulf Coast
Collection(s):
Texas Cultures Online
Usage:
Total Uses: 76
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Creator (Author):
Date(s):
  • Creation: June 18, 1838
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Jefferson County - Port Arthur
Place
United States - Louisiana - Orleans Parish - New Orleans
Place
United States - Alabama - Sumter County - Gainesville
Era
Slavery and Antebellum Texas Culture, 1821-1865
From June 18, 1838 to February 6, 1840
Description:

Bills of sale of a slave named Nancy. The initial bill was written by notary William Christy in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jacob Sevy is selling Nancy, approximately 15, to John Covington Thomas of Gainsville, Alabama, for $1,200. Handwritten bills are added explaining that John C. Thomas sells Nancy to James Chessher in August 1838 for $3,000, who in turn sells her to Stephen Jackson of Jefferson County, Texas, in 1840 for $1,000.

A separate paper is included with a description of this document.

Physical Description:

[4] p. ; 35 x 43 cm., folded to 35 x 21 cm. + [1] p. (10 x 21 cm.)

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): bills of sale
Contributor(s):
Partner:
Museum of the Gulf Coast
Collection:
Texas Cultures Online
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: MGC_1966-0349-02
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth221846
Resource Type: Legal Document
Format: Text