[Bill of Sale for Slaves]

[Bill of Sale for Slaves]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Bill of sale from R. Christmas to John Seward & brother, for several slaves, including a blacksmith and carpenter.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Bill of Sale of a Slave Named Adam (or Tircis), December 15, 1859]

[Bill of Sale of a Slave Named Adam (or Tircis), December 15, 1859]

Date: December 15, 1859
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Description: Bill of sale witnessed by notary Selim Wagner, containing details of the sale of a slave named Adam or Tircis. Adam was sold for $1,225 by auctioneer for the estate of the deceased Pierre Riviere of New Orleans as directed by his executor, Nicolas Tourne. The buyer was Lucretia Van Woert of Sabine Pass, Texas, though her husband, Theodore Gripon, accepted on her behalf.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Land Sale Document]

[Land Sale Document]

Date: September 11, 1866
Creator: Bedford County (Tenn.)
Description: Document selling 150 acres of land held by Ziza Moore to Elizabeth, M. B., and Nancy E. Damron. According to the agreement, the Damron family will pay $2,000 for the land in installments, including interest. The document is signed by Ziza Moore and two witnesses.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Bills of Sale of a Slave Named Nancy, June 18, 1838]

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

Date: June 18, 1838
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast
[Transcript of Land Sale Document]

[Transcript of Land Sale Document]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a document selling 150 acres of land held by Ziza Moore to Elizabeth, M. B., and Nancy E. Damron. According to the agreement, the Damron family will pay $2,000 for the land in installments, including interest.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
[Legal Statement of Sale for Slave]

[Legal Statement of Sale for Slave]

Date: April 5, 1852
Creator: unknown
Description: Bill of sale of 45 year old slave woman (Cate) to James S. Hanna at auction at Brenham court house. Text of document: The State of Texas, Washington County April 5th A.D. 1852 Know all men by these presents, that whereas on the 16th day of November A.D. 1849, Davis [...] Recovered & obtained a judgment against Charles J. C. Lockhart, R. Autrey and A. B. [...]lurey for the sum of three hundred and seven[ty] seven dollars & twenty eight cents, together with Cost of suit, on which judgment an execution was issued on the 22nd day of March 1852, and come to hand the same day and by the power and authority vested in m[e] I proceeded to Levey on a certain negro woman by the name of Cate about forty five years old, more or less and being regularly advertised according to law to be sold on the fifth day of April A.D. 1852, at the court house door in th[e] town of Brenham at public out cry upon which James S. Hanna became the purchaser he being the highest and best bidder, for the sume of two hundred and sixty dollars. I John H. Day shirriff [sic] ...
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Bill of sale]

[Bill of sale]

Date: January 13, 1862
Creator: unknown
Description: Bill of sale from Ambrose D. Harper to Alexander Simon for two negro slaves
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
[Bill of Sale for Mule, January 1891]

[Bill of Sale for Mule, January 1891]

Date: January 5, 1891
Creator: de León, Simón L.
Description: Bill of sale for a mule from Simón L. de León to James Pratt, witnessed and signed by Charles Henderson.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Matta Family