Bill of sale for a man named Daniel to Jerome B. Annis

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Written by
May, Thomas, American
Signed by
Woodward, John Wesley, American, 1820 - 1865
Subject of
Annis, Jerome Bonaparte, American, 1807 - 1870
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 9 7/8 × 7 7/8 in. (25.1 × 20 cm)
Type
receipts
bills of sale
Place made
Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Place used
Camden, Ouachita County, Arkansas, United States, North and Central America
Date
November 1, 1851
Description
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]
Topic
African American
Domestic slave trade
Men
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Tammy Quackenbush and Teri Fotheringham
Object number
2017.27.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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