Bill of sale for Francis, an enslaved woman, by J. C. Bledsoe
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of a handwritten bill of sale for Francis, an enslaved woman dated October 10, 1859. Francis [sic] was 18 years old and was purchased for thirteen hundred dollars from J.C. Bledsoe by William Scouggs. The bill of sale was found by W.D. Meeker in the Ordinance Depot, Nashville, Tennessee in 1863, and it is likely the sale took place in Tennessee.
- Creation: 1859 October 10
- Bledsoe, J. C. (Person)
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Collection consists of a handwritten bill of sale for Francis, an enslaved woman, dated October 10, 1859.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The bill of sale was found by W.D. Meeker in the Ordinance Depot, Nashville, Tennessee in 1863. The item was given to the University by Lorrain Sherman Hulburt in 1932.
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Liz Beckman revised the Title, Abstract, and Scope and Contents note in this finding aid in February 2024 to bring them into compliance with Johns Hopkins guidelines for inclusive and conscientious description (2023). The previous version of the finding aid is available upon request.
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