Notice of an impending sheriff's sale of 7 enslaved persons

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2 images
Created by
Rupell, Edward
Subject of
Davis, George
Schultz, George
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 x 8 1/2 in. (20.3 x 21.6 cm)
Type
legal notices
Place made
Savannah, Andrew County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 15, 1862
Description
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].
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
African American
Children
Domestic slave trade
Finance
Law
Men
Slavery
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.77.12
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture