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Last Will and Testament of William Christian, March 13th, 1786.

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The last will and testament of William Christian, dated March 13th, 1786. This document lists the forty-seven people he enslaved and who they will be transferred to upon his death. The people William Christian enslaved are named as follows: James…

Bill of sale for sixteen enslaved people, being sold to Col. William Christian, October 31st, 1785.

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A bill of sale for sixteen enslaved people, dated October 31st, 1785. The enslaved people are listed by name: York, Peter, Jack, Lewis, Titus, Venus (and her children Ben, Billy, Melissa, and Betty), Abby (and her children Celia, Stephen, Lucy, and…

Letter to Henry Massie from Helen Bullitt Massie discussing the people they enslave, July 12th, 1816.

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A letter from Helen Bullitt Massie (Louisville) to Henry Massie (Chilicothe, Ohio), dated July 12th, 1816. Helen writes about Peter, a man she enslaves, and says, "Peter has behaved uncommonly well since his runaway trip." She also mentions Ralph and…

Letter to Henry Massie from Helen Bullitt Massie discussing the people they enslave, September 22nd, 1811.

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A letter from Helen Bullitt Massie (Richmond, Virginia) to her husband Henry Massie (Washington D. C.), dated September 22nd, 1811. Helen Massie Bullitt writes about Peter, a man enslaved by the Massie family, as well as Agnes, Betsy, and Nancy.

Deed of Trust between John Fry and Joshua Fry, November 5, 1811, and bill of sale for Moses, April 18th, 1811.

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A deed of trust between John Fry and his father Joshua Fry, dated November 5th, 1811. In this deed, the people enslaved by the Fry family are listed by name and gender.
(Men:) Billy, Harry, Banthett, Bob, Peter, Davy, Lut, Hercules (Women:) Sally,…

Last Will and Testament of Alexander Scott Bullitt, August 24th, 1815.

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Alexander Scott Bullitt's last will and testament, dated August 24th, 1815, and probated on May 13th, 1816. This document mentions all the people enslaved by Alexander Scott Bullitt, including: Jenny (and her four children Bobb, Molly, Stafford,…