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

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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.

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

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New Orleans (La.) June 18, 1838.

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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.

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

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  • June 18, 1838

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  • June 18, 1838 - February 6, 1840

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  • June 5, 2012, 9:44 p.m.

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New Orleans (La.). [Bills of Sale of a Slave Named Nancy, June 18, 1838], legal document, June 18, 1838; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth221846/: accessed April 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Museum of the Gulf Coast.