A legal notice of judgment against George W. Davis in favor of George Schultz for $2,434.20 where Andrew County, Missouri sheriff Edward Rupell announces that he will sell enslaved persons belonging to Davis to settle his debt. The document consists of a pre-printed form with [SHERIFF'S SALE.] at the top and the names, amounts, date and other details completed by hand. the list of enslaved persons is handwritten on a second sheet of blue paper adhered to the bottom of the first. The list reads:
[One negro man named Martin aged 33 years
one negro woman named Walker aged 23 years
one negro woman named Rachel aged 37 years
one negro girl named Amanda aged 10 years
one negro girl named Alice aged 6 years
one negro girl named Polly aged 6 years
and one negro girl named Addie aged 3 years]
The document is signed [Edward Rupell Sheriff of Andrew County Missouri].
A one-sided document printed in black ink reading: "ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE OF NEGROES!! The undersigned will, on the first day of January, 1850, offer for sale, to the highest bidder, at Flint Hill, in the county of St. Charles, a negro woman and child, and two likely boys from five to eight, belonging to the estate of Joseph McCoy, dec'd to be sold in obedience to an order of the County Court of St. Charles, made at the November term 1849. TERMS.--Twelve months credit, the purchaser giving bond with approved security. A. Broadhead, adm'r. of Joseph McCoy, dec'd. Nov. 28, 1849."
A handwritten letter in black ink on white paper. Peter Vanbebber, an enslaved preacher in Missouri, writes a white minister and asks to be bought from his present master for $1,000, and then allowed to emigrate to Liberia to serve the Lord. He says his master would agree to this arrangement and eagerly awaits an answer.