Slave Bill of Sale

Descriptive Summary

Title
Slave Bill of Sale
Date
1811, 1855
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Subjects
Slave records.
Slaveholders.
Slavery--United States.
United States--History--19th Century.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Katie L.B. Henningsen
Preferred Citation
2011MS031 : [identification of item], Slave Bill of Sale, 1811, 1855, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Two bills of sale, contain information on the purchase of slaves.
The 1811 document records the sale of "Sharlett," a woman estimated to be twenty years of age for $120 between Bery Hickman and John Smart.
The 1855 document records the sale of "Amy," a woman estimated to be nineteen years of age for $1,000 between D.M. Smith and Lauren H[arold].

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Conditions Governing Access
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