Creator

Date Original

1860

Description

This is a bill of sale for the transaction in which Milly, a 22-year old African-American slave, was sold, by Samuel Lawrence to Samuel Evans of Franklin County, Arkansas, on May 2nd, 1860. A.M. Doran served as witness to the transaction.

Transcription

For and in consideration of the Sum of
Twelve Hundred dollars in hand paid I have
this day granted bargained and Sole [sic] and do
by these presents grant bargain and sell
and deliver unto Samuel Evans of the
County of Franklin in the State of Arkansas
a certain negro girl slave named
Milly about Twenty two years old
And I hereby [?] said negro girl
to be sound in boddy [sic] and mind
and a slave for life, To have and to hold
unto him the said Samuel
Evans and his heirs and assigns
forever free from the claim or claims
of all and evry person or persons
whatsoever forever.
In witness of which I have hereunto
set my hand and affixed my seal
This 2 day of May A.D. 1860
Samuel Lawrence {seal}
his + mark
Signed + sealed in
present [sic] of
A.M. Doran

Physical Description

Document

Subjects

Slavery; Sales

Contributor

A. M. Doran; Samuel Evens; Samuel Lawrences

Geographical Area

Franklin County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.0037.0013

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Small manuscript collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Samuel Lawrence bill of sale for Milly, slave, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

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Disciplines

United States History

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