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

Item

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Title

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

Description

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 George). There is a second Lucy, who is the mother of Jack. These enslaved people were being bought from Richard Terrell to Col. William Christian.

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

Date

Contributor

Johansen, Emma

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Identifier

Mss_A_B937c-0419_002

Citation

William Christian, “Bill of sale for sixteen enslaved people, being sold to Col. William Christian, October 31st, 1785.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed March 2, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/4588.