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Title:[Bill of Sale for Slaves] 1850 Aug. 1, Shelby County, Tennessee : a machine readable transcription of an image

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Date: August 1, 1850
Extent: 3p
Summary:This document is a bill of sale, dated August 1, 1850. William Stokes sold a family of slaves to the firm of Cook & Hanley for twelve hundred dollars.
Collection:Bill of Sale for Slaves
Box:New Accessions

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I have this day sold and do hereby convey to L. Cook & R. B. Hanley of the firm of Cooke & Hanley, their heirs and assignees forever for Twelve hundred dollars, to me paid [unclear: and to ] Five negro slaves, to wit; Charles aged 26 or 27 years__ Anne his wife, aged 20 years__ and their three children Nelly about 4 years old__ Betty about 3 years old and a female infant__ I warrant the title to said slaves to the said Cook & Hanley, their heirs and assignees against the lawful claim of all persons, & I also warrant them to be sound, healthy, sensible and slaves for life__

This 1st day of August 1850__
Wm H Stokes
[added: State of Tennessee Shelby County S.S. Personally appeared before me W.L. Derwood clerk of the County court of said county, W.H. Stokes the bargainee on above named with whom I am personally acquainted, who acknowledges the execution of the foregoing Bill of sale for the purposes therein contained__ Witness my hand at office__ August 1st 1850__ W.L. Derwood clk [clerk] By Jas. [Jason] Rose dep ck [deputy clerk]

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State of Tennessee Shelby county The forgoing Bill of Sale with the clerk certificate thereon endorsed was duly Registered in my office in Book No [Number] 5 page 562 augt [august]. 12th 1850 Wm. P. Reaves Register By J.W. King D.R. [Deputy Register]

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Wm H. Stokes to Bill Sale Cooke & Hanley I will pay J.R. Register for Due $100 This Bill of sale was filed in my office for Registration on the 9th day of augt. 1850 at 6,ocl [o'clock]A.M. and so noted in note Book No 2 page 160 Wm [William] P Reaves Register Mary Virginia Hanley ]

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