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

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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.

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[4] p. ; 35 x 44 cm., folded to 35 x 22 cm.

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New Orleans (La.) December 15, 1859.

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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.

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[4] p. ; 35 x 44 cm., folded to 35 x 22 cm.

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  • December 15, 1859

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  • December 14, 1859 - December 15, 1859

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  • June 5, 2012, 9:44 p.m.

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New Orleans (La.). [Bill of Sale of a Slave Named Adam (or Tircis), December 15, 1859], legal document, December 15, 1859; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221845/: accessed March 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Museum of the Gulf Coast.