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[Transcript of Schedule of Property Belonging to Moses Austin and Co. Delivered to Charles Austin by Order of Stephen Austin, August 19, 1802]

Description: Copy of transcript for a transcript of schedule of property belonging to Moses Austin and Co. delivered to Charles Austin by James Austin on the order of Stephen Austin. The schedule of property includes a description of each item, the quantity of each item, and the price. Additionally, James Austin includes a note for Moses Austin indicating that he has fulfilled the obligations of his contract.
Date: August 19, 1802
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Slave Built Home From 1854]

Description: Photograph of a home built by slave labor in 1854. The house is white painted wood with a brick chimney, a front porch, and a balcony directly overhead. There is a large tree in front of the home and a wire fence with wooden posts located in the foreground on the right side of the photo.
Date: unknown
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

[Cotton Picking Scene of Paris, Tex.]

Description: Color postcard with an image of workers picking cotton in Paris, Texas. Handwritten on the front of the postcard is, "Hello Precious, Aunt Rosa." The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 206 East 5th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is postmarked Monett & Paris on Mar 11, 1907.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

[Transcript of Letter from Thomas F. McKinney to James F. Perry, October 22, 1835]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Thomas F. McKinney to James F. Perry, in which McKinney thanks Perry for the use of his "boy" in the completion of a challenging task. [It is unclear from this letter if "boy" is a diminutive way of addressing a male slave or if "boy" actually refers to Perry's son.]
Date: October 22, 1835
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Transcript of translation of a law passed by the legislature in the state of Coahuila y Tejas, May 1828]

Description: Copy of transcript for a translation of a law passed by the legislature in the state of Coahuila y Tejas, in which the legislature addresses the labor shortage in the state by providing explicit terms of contract between settlers and their servants of color.
Date: unknown
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Michael Reed Estate Inventory

Description: Typed copy of Michael Reed's estate inventory, an inventory of his supposed indebtedness, and the inventory of Martha Reed's estate dated June 2, 1849 [1859]. Includes monetary values for slaves named Abe, John, Owen, Jim, Bill, Lize, Sall, Luce, Jack, Ike, Nelson, Bet and child, Dan, and Joe. Also includes household items and goods, cattle and horses.
Date: unknown
Partner: Southwestern University

A Copy of An Inventory of Martha Reed Estate

Description: Copy of the inventory of Martha Reed's estate on June 2, 1859. Includes monetary values for slaves named Abe, John, Owen, Jim, Bill, Lize, Sall, Luce, Jack, Ike, Nelson, Bet (and her child), Dan, and Joe. Also includes horses, cattle, and ranching gear.
Date: June 2, 1859
Creator: Reed, Martha
Partner: Southwestern University

[Legal Document for the Sale of Two Slaves]

Description: Legal document certifying that James L. Dickson received two negro boys from his mother's estate, though they are "in possession of his Brother David C. Dickson." According to the document David owes James a total of $148 for the slaves "due from David on final settlement."
Date: August 7, 1841
Creator: Massie, J. C.
Partner: Two Rivers Historical Foundation

[Emancipation Claim for Slaves of James Buchanan]

Description: Legal document from James Buchanan expressing a claim for Emancipation of his slaves. The following sections of text include the dealings within the county courts of Mercer and April within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, where his claim for emancipation was acknowledged and ordered to be recorded.
Date: November 29, 1834
Creator: Buchanan, James M.
Partner: Two Rivers Historical Foundation