Bill of sale for 64 slaves from Thomas Mulledy to Jesse Batey, November 10, 1839 
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Nov. 10 1839
Know all men by these presents, that I Thomas F. Mulledy, of Georgetown, District of Columbia, have bargained and sold, and by these presents do bargain and sell and deliver unto Jesse Batey, of the Parish of Terre-bonne, State of Louisiana, sixty four negroes, to wit.- Nace Butler, 50 years of age, Biby 45 & her infant, Caroline 16, Basil 14, Martha Anne 12, Anne 10, Gabe 9, Biby 8, Henry 7, Tom 5, Mary 3, John Lewis 18 months, Gustin 9, [illegible], Phil Merrick 55, Nelly 53, Lewis 12, Nilly Barney 55, Kitty Walton 53, Eliza Butler 19, & her infant, Mary Ellen 17, Bennet 45, Clare 42, James 21, Christiona 18, Ellen or Eleanor 15, Alexius 13, Lucy Anne 11, Dina 8, Peg 6, Gerard 24, Rose Anne 24, Bill Hill 29, Peter 51, Betsy Hill 55, Len Queen 50, Anny 51, Charles 1, Nance 8, Eliza 10, Mary Anne Digges 18, Sam Harris 25, Betsy 25, Sam (her son) 1, Ellen 4, Martha 2, Ned Harris 5, Patrick Hawkins 35, Letty 30, Martha (her infant) 1, Cornelius 13, Frances 12, Susan 10, Gabriel 8, Peter 5, Jackson 3, Elizabeth1, Bernard Butler 38, Augustine West 35, Adel 9, George Harris 65, Kitty 50, Sarah 10, and Oswald 5.- And I do warrant the said negroes to be slaves for life, and the right & title thereof, I do guaranty unto him the said Jesse Batey, his heirs, and assigns for ever, free from the claim or claims of all persons whomsoever.-
This sale is made for & in consideration of the sum of twenty seven thousand & fifty seven [“fifty-seven” inserted by Mulledy] dollars, for which sum the said Jesse Batey has given his five promissory notes, to wit.- Each note for the sum of nine thousand dollars payable at Georgetown College, District of Columbia and with six per cent 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 & thirty eight in favor of Henry Johnson & indorsed by him, payable as follows:- one in all the month of March one thousand eight hundred & forty five & thus indorsed, “I do hereby bind myself as security for the payment of the within note. H. M. Thibodaux.”- one in all the month of March one thousand eight hundred & forty six, indorsed by Miles Taylor, in like manner, as security; one in all the month of March one thousand eight hundred & forty seven, indorsed by Henry C. Thibodaux, in like manner, as security; one in all the month of March one thousand eight hundred & forty eight, indorsed by L. Barras, in like manner, as security; and the other in the month of March one thousand eight hundred & forty nine, indorsed by Lemuel Tanner, in like manner, as security.- But it is well understood, that a credit of three thousand five hundred & Eighty eight [“Eighty eight” inserted by Mulledy] dollars and sixty [“sixty” inserted by Mulledy] cents, is indorsed upon each of the said notes, leaving a balance thereon of five thousand four hundred & Eleven [“Eleven” inserted by Mulledy] dollars and forty [“forty” inserted by Mulledy] cents to be applied to the payment of the said slaves.- Now therefore to secure the payment of the said notes, I Henry Johnson, of the Parish of St. James, State of Louisiana, do by virtue of a power of attorney, executed for that purpose by the said Jesse Batey, on the twenty eighth day of September one thousand eight hundred & thirty eight before Lenfroy Barras, Judge of the Parish of Terre-bonne, a copy of which is hereto annexed, mortgage & hypothecate the said sixty four slaves herein before named, together with their natural increase; and I do, also, by virtue of the said power of attorney, mortgage & hypothecate unto the said Thomas F. Mulledy, for the purpose of
securing more effectually the payment of the said notes, a certain tract or parcel of lands, situate and fronting on each side of the Bayou Maringoin, in the Parish of Iberville, State of Louisiana, containing thirteen hundred and ninety superficial acres, more or less, adjoining the lands of Henry Johnson above.- And it is further agreed & understood that this act is to be carried into effect according to the Laws of the State 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 one thousand eight hundred & thirty eight in presence of William McSherry & George Fenwick subscribing witnesses.-
[In a different hand] It is understood that the corrections made in the 16th line of the first page, by inserting the words “fifty seven” and in the 28th line the words “eighty eight”, and in the 29th line of same page by inserting the words “Eleven” & forty”, were made before the signing of these presents.-
Witnesses- Thomas F. Mulledy
Wm McSherry- H. Johnson, agent for
George Fenwick Jesse Batey.-
State of Louisiana
[In a different hand] I John Dutton parish judge in and for the parish of Iberville do hereby certify that the foregoing instrument of [illegible] and Mortgage was on the fourth day of June in the year eighteen hundred and thirty nine recorded and inscribed in my office in record book designated No 24 twenty four.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & public seal this eighth day of June A. D. 1839