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First Sale of Slaves

First Sale of Slaves

Tishomingo County, Mississippi



“State of Mississippi,

“Tishomingo, Miss.


“For and in consideration of the sum of $2,000 lawful money in hand, paid by Joseph Carter to David Carter, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, the said David Carter has bargained, sold and delivered to Joseph Carter, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns four Negro slaves for life – one woman named Rachel, one man named Abraham, one man named Peter and one girl named Violet, all of whom are sold sound, healthy and sensible.  The said David Carter will warrant and forever defend.


“In witness whereof the said David Carter hath hereunto set his hand and seal this 18th day of May, A.D., 1837, and the sixty-second of American Independence.


“David Carter [Seal]”


Contributed by Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society.


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