BILL OF SALE FOR THE NEGRO SLAVE BETSY TO ALEXANDER PORTER, JR., PARISH OF ST. MARTIN, LOUISIANA, 16 JULY 1814.

Est. $1,000-$1,500

Recording a price of $360 paid at public sale to James Hall for the “negro wench Betsy and all rights, title, interest or demand… to the said Alexander Porter, Jnr., his heirs and assigns forever,” signed by Paul Briant, Sheriff of the Parish of St. Martin. Ink on paper, 1 p. affixed with paper embossed seal, sheet folded to 12 ¼ x 8 ½ inches.

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