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R.M. Johnson, Bill of Sale for Slave named Hiram

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Bill of Sale for slave named Hiram, 1859

Received of R.M. Johnson & Co.[?]
Twelve Hundred & Fifty dollars in full pay-
ment for a Negroe [sic] Boy Hiram aged about
Thirty Three Years. I warrant such Boy to be
Sound in body and mind with the excep-
tion of the loss of his toes off his left foot
cut off with an axe, and sell him as a slave
for life. November 21st 1859

Witness
R.F. Simonton [?]

Solomon Thompson [?] seal
By A.B. Gaither Attys

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R.M. Johnson, Bill of Sale for one slave. Manuscript Collection, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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