Bill of sale for Len, September 4, 1843

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Title

Bill of sale for Len, September 4, 1843

Subject

Slavery; Slave Trade; Slave sale; Jesuits-History-19th century

Description

In this bill of sale, dated September 4, 1843, Jane E. Smith sells an enslaved man named Len to Rev. Woodley for 400 dollars. Rev. Woodley was the agent for Newtown.

Creator

Maryland Province Collection

Publisher

Georgetown Slavery Archive

Date

1843-09-04

Contributor

Elsa Barraza Mendoza

Rights

Georgetown University Library

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Manuscript

Identifier

GSA258

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Text

Know all men by these presents that I Jane E Smith of Saint Mary's County and State of Maryland for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars, current money to be to me paid by the Revd. Mr. Woodley of the County & State aforesaid, the receipt whereof I do herewith acknowledge, have granted, bargained sold and delivered unto the said Revd. Mr. Woodley (agent for the Jesuit Society at Newtown) my negro man "Len" (Slave). I will warrant and defend to the said Revd. Mr. Woodley his successors and assigners against me my executors administrators and assigns, & against any other person whosoever. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my and and offered my seale this 4th day of September, Eighteen hundred and Forty-Three.
Seale Jane E. Smith

Signed, sealed and delivered
in the presence of ----------
Enoch Neale

Original Format

Manuscript

Files

Citation

Maryland Province Collection, “Bill of sale for Len, September 4, 1843,” Georgetown Slavery Archive, accessed July 20, 2018, http://slaveryarchive.georgetown.edu/items/show/283.

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