Bill of sale for 56 slaves from Thomas Mulledy to Henry Johnson, November 10, 1838

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Title

Bill of sale for 56 slaves from Thomas Mulledy to Henry Johnson, November 10, 1838

Subject

Slave sale

Description

Transfers 56 named slaves from Thomas Mulledy to Henry Johnson for $27,057.

Creator

Maryland Province Archives

Source

Maryland Province Archives, Both Family Center for Special Collections, Georgetown University

Date

November 10, 1838

Contributor

Adam Rothman, Jordan Smith

Rights

Georgetown Unviversity

Format

Manuscript

Language

English

Type

Bill of sale

Identifier

GSA8

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Sale of 56 negroes
Nov. 10 1838

[in different hand] Copy certified by HY Johnson 10 th November 1838.

Know all men by these presents, that I Thomas F. Mulledy of George Town District of Columbia, have bargained and sold, and by these presents do bargain, sell and deliver with Henry Johnson, of the Parish of St James, State of Louisiana, Fifty six negroes, to wit: Betty Dorsey 30 years of age, Bernard 15, Lucinda 13, Anne Jones 26, Arnold 9, Louisa 6, Emiline Brown 13, Amanda 10, Elizabeth 8, Billy 6, Harriet Eagline 6, Adeline Campbell 28, Maria 9 months of age, Martha 11, Ginny 6, Catherine 50, Sally 60, Jo. Greenleaf 60, Easther 60, Greenfield 26, Sylvester 22, Emeline 17, Milly 14, Mary 12, Lucinda 10, Ferdinand Hill 21, Harriet 17, Biby Plowden 50, Charlotte 23, July Anne 23, Remus 18, Joseph 11, Elizabeth 8, Ritter 15, Nelly black cook 30, Nelly 17, Lucrecia Hill 17, Susan Plowden 18, Priscilla 8, Kitty Hawkins 28, Elias 1 ½, Austin 7, Isaac 4, John Brown 35, Trissy West 7, Harriet Anne 5, William 18, Thos. Riley 18, James Blair 14, Henry Johnson 10, Nace Harris 50, Nancy Lee 50, Tom. Dorsey 5, Nelly Harrison 50, John 6, & George Henry 2.

And I do warrant the said Negroes to be slaves for life, and the right and title thereof. I do guaranty unto him the said Henry Johnson, his heirs and assigns for ever, free from the claim or claims of all persons whomsoever.

This sale is made for and in consideration of the sum of twenty seven thousand and fifty seven dollars, for which sum the said Henry Johnson has given his five promisory notes, to wit: Each note for the sum of nine thousand dollars payable at George Town College District of Columbia with six per cent per annum interest from the date thereof till paid, the interest to be paid annually in the month of March at the said College, and dated on the tenth of November, one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight in favor of Jesse Batey and indorsed by him, payable as follows: one in the month of March one thousand eight hundred and forty five, indorsed, ‘I do hereby bind myself as security for the payment of the within note Jos. Johnson.’ One in all the month of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty six, indorsed also by Jos. Johnson, in like manner, as security. One in all the month of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty seven, indorsed by Jos Johnson, in like manner as security; one in all the month of March, one thousand eight hundred and forty eight, indorsed by Jos Johnson, in like manner as security; and one in all the month of March, one thousand eight hundred and fourty nine, indorsed by Jos. Johnson in like manner, as security.
But it is understood that a deduction of three thousand five hundred and eighty eight dollars and sixty cents is to be made from each of the said notes, leaving a balance on each of five thousand four hundred and eleven dollars and forty cents, to be applied to the payment of the said slaves.

Now, therefore to secure the payment of the said notes, I Henry Johnson, do hereby mortgage and hypothegate the said fifty six negroes herein before named, together with their natural increase. And for the purpose of securing more effectually the payment of the said notes, I do also mortgage and hypothegate to the said Thomas F Mulledy, a certain tract or parcel of lands situate and fronting on the west side of Bayou Maringuoin, in the Parish of Iberville, State of Louisiana, containing twelve hundred and forty five superficial acres, more or less, being the same I purchased from H.M. Thibodaux, and adjoining the lands of Jesse Beaty below, and those of Perry above.

And it is distinctly agreed and understood, that this act is to be carried into effect according to the laws of Louisiana

In testimony whereof, the parties to these presents have hereunto subscribed their names, at the City of Washington, this tenth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty eight in the presence of Wm McSherry and George Fenwick subscribing witnesses.

Witnesses [signed] Thomas F. Mulledy
[signed] Wm McSherry [signed] H. Johnson
[signed] George Fenwick.
[different hand] The following is a true copy of the original act, which I promise to cause to be recorded in the office of the Parish Judge of Iberville, and returned to T.F. Mulledy.
[signed] H. Johnson

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Maryland Province Archives, “Bill of sale for 56 slaves from Thomas Mulledy to Henry Johnson, November 10, 1838,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed May 27, 2017, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/12.

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