Creator

Date Original

1857

Description

This is a Bill of Sale between Joel Harrell of Washington County, Arkansas, and Isham Harrell, for Wesley, an eighteen-year-old slave sold on April 25, 1857.

Transcription

Know all men by these presents
that I Joel Harrell of the county of Washington
and State of Arkansas have this day bargained,
sold and delivered to Isham Harrell of the County
and State aforesaid a negro boy named Wesly about
eighteen years of age for the valuable consideration
of eight hundred Dollars to me in hand paid.
I said Joel Harrell do warrant the said negro
Boy to be sound in body and mind and to be
a slave for life unto the said Isham Harrell and
his heirs.
Joel Harrell {seal}
Signed and sealed in
The presence of us. William Gibson
P. Gibson
This th [sic] 25 day of April 1857
[Written on side] Isham Harrell
Bill of Sale

Physical Description

Document

Subjects

Slavery; Sales

Contributor

Joel Harrell; Isham Harrell; William Gibson; P. Gibson

Geographical Area

Washington County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.0008.0016

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Small manuscript collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Isham Harrell bill of sale, 1857, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

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Disciplines

United States History

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