This bill of sale details the sale of "a negro boy named Hall" from William Carden to Jerome B. Annis. The sale is handwritten on a torn piece of paper. The bottom edge of the page is jagged from tearing. The paper has a blueish tint, is lined and was previously folded six times. The folding left one crease across the page and five creases down the page. William Carden signed the bill of sale with [Wm Carden]. The back of the bill of sale has the words [Bill of Sale / for Hall] written in cursive and in ink. The date [Date 16th Jan / 1854] is written in pencil.
This bill of sale details the sale of an enslaved man named Daniel from Thomas May to Jerome B. Annis. The paper was previously tri-folded leaving deep creases across the page. On the back of the paper the words [Bill of sale / for slave named / Daniel / Date / 2nd / Nov 1851] is written in pencil. The paper is lined and has a blueish tint. Thomas May wrote the receipt and John W. Woodward, notary public, witnessed the sale and signed at the bottom of the page [J. W. WOODWARD. N.P.]. The seal for the notary public of Johnson County, Arkansas is made of newspaper and is affixed to the page in the bottom left corner. The text on the seal is raised but most of its red ink has worn away. It reads [NOTARY PUBLIC JOHNSON COUNTY ARKANSAS]