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[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.
Date: June 18, 1838
Creator: New Orleans (La.)
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

[Transcript of Letter from Sam Houston, December 15, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Sam Houston to the people of Texas and the United States, on December 15, 1836, telling those who have received money for lands they are not authorized to sell to cease. He also asks that those who have given money to these frauds to send letters with reports of the incidents to William Christy in New Orleans.
Date: December 15, 1836
Creator: Houston, Samuel
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History