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 Davis for $2,434.20 where Andrew County, Missouri sheriff Edward Rupell announces that he will sell enslaved persons Martin, Walker, Rachel, Amanda, Alice, Polly, and Addie at public auction to settle Davis' debt.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
African American
Domestic slave trade
Law
Slavery
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