Creator

Date Original

1861

Description

This is a bill of sale for an African-American slave named Sarah and her child, Ellis, sold, by David Nicol of Hempstead County, Arkansas, to John W. Walker of Pulaski County, Arkansas.

Transcription

I David Nicol of Hemstead [sic]
County Arkansas have this day barg-
ained and sold to John W. Walker of
Pulaski State aforesaid a negro woman
named Sarah and child named Ellis about
sixteen months old I warrant the said
negroes to be sound in body and mind
and slaves for life.
Witness my hand and {seal}
David Nicol
Witnesses
A.J. Quindley
R. F. Banks
The consideration for which the
said negroes are sold is seven prom-
issory notes drawn in favour of said
Walker by C. M. Sumers M. B. Tuley and
T. L. Williams payable the first of Jan-
uary 1861 drawing ten percent from due till
paid and one hundred dollars in cash
the receit [sic] of which is hereby acknowledged
it is agreed and understood if the notes
are not paid by the first of may 1861 the
said Walker is to return the negro to the said
Nicol he refunding the hundred dollars.
Witness my hand {seal}
David Nicol
Witnesses
A.J. Quidley
R. F. Banks

Physical Description

Document

Subjects

Slavery; Slave trade; Sales

Contributor

David Nicol; John W. Walker; A.J. Quindley; R. F. Banks

Geographical Area

Hempstead County (Ark.); Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.0019.0004

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Small manuscript collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

1861 bill of sale for slave Sarah and child Ellis, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Disciplines

United States History

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