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Bill of sale for a man named Daniel to Jerome B. Annis

November 1, 1851

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Washington, D.C., United States

This bill of sale details the sale of an enslaved man named Daniel from Thomas May to Jerome B. Annis. The paper was previously tri-folded leaving deep creases across the page. On the back of the paper the words [Bill of sale / for slave named / Daniel / Date / 2nd / Nov 1851] is written in pencil. The paper is lined and has a blueish tint. Thomas May wrote the receipt and John W. Woodward, notary public, witnessed the sale and signed at the bottom of the page [J. W. WOODWARD. N.P.]. The seal for the notary public of Johnson County, Arkansas is made of newspaper and is affixed to the page in the bottom left corner. The text on the seal is raised but most of its red ink has worn away. It reads [NOTARY PUBLIC JOHNSON COUNTY ARKANSAS]

Details

  • Title: Bill of sale for a man named Daniel to Jerome B. Annis
  • Date Created: November 1, 1851
  • Physical Dimensions: H x W: 9 7/8 × 7 7/8 in. (25.1 × 20 cm)
  • Subject Keywords: Men, Domestic slave trade
  • Medium: ink on paper (fiber product)

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