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Title:[Receipt] 1813 Feb. 3, Rhea County, Tennessee / George Starns : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Starns, George

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Date: February 3, 1813
Extent: 2 p
Summary:This document is a receipt for a fourteen year old boy who was sold to one Henry Welker by one George Starns of Rhea County Tennessee, February 3, 1813.
Collection:Welker Papers
Box:MS-12, b1

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1813 Feb 3

Know all men by these presents that I george Starns of the county of Rhea and state of tennessee for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Henry Welker of the county and state above mentioned I have this day granted bargened [bargained] and sold and by these presents doth grant bargen [bargain] and sell unto Henry Welker a negroe boy named Billy of the age of fourteen years to have and to hold the sd [said] negroe boy to himself and his heirs for ever [forever] and I the sd [said] starns for myself my heirs &c [and et cetera] will for ever [forever] warrant and defend the sd [said] negroe boy unto the sd [said] Henry Welker against the claim or claims of any other person or persons in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this 3 february 1813


Jesse davidson
George Starns

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State of Tennessee}

Rhea County Circuit Court}March Term 1813

The Execution of the within Bill of sale was proven in Open Court by the oath of Jesse Davidson the subscribing witness thereto, And afterwards at the same Term George Starns the Bargonor [Bargainer] therein namend [named]appeared in Open Court and duly acknowledged the execution of the same as his act and deed for the purposes therein expressed— Let it be Registered Given under my hand and private seal having no seal of Office at Office this 17th day of March 1813

Wm [William] Smith Clerk

Entd. [Entered]

George sarnes bill of sale to Henry Welker

State of Tennessee

Registers Office of Rhea County The 27th of september 1813

Then was the within Bill of sale with the certificate thereon endorsed Registered here in Book C. page 130

Alexander Ferguson Register
by his deputy D. Rawlings

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