Deed of sale for an enslaved woman named Cassey

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Written by
Draughon, James W., American, born 1831
Subject of
McCarthey, Mary
Cheatham, Fleming C., American, 1835 - 1872
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 12 1/8 × 7 7/8 in. (30.8 × 20 cm)
Type
bills of sale
Place made
Carroll Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Date
March 3, 1859
Description
This deed of sale records the sale of an enslaved woman named Cassey (born 1819) by Mary McCarthey to Fleming C. Cheatham, both of Carroll Parish, Louisiana, on March 3, 1859. Cassey was 40 years old and was sold for $1,000.00. The deed was recorded by James W. Draughon, also of Carroll Parish. The paper is folded along the top edge of the first page, with text being on the front and reverse of one page and the second page having one blank side and the reverse of this second page containing the names of the involved parties and the date of the sale. Embossed into the final page of the deed is a seal depicting a Pelican with the words "RECORDER'S OFFICE" in the center and the words "STATE OF LOUISIANA / PARISH OF CARROLL" around the outer band.
Topic
African American
Business
Domestic slave trade
Law
Slavery
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number
2015.222.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Collection title
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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