Sale of Loise for Owner's Back Taxes, July 25, 1849

According to this Harris county document, C.W. Bassett owed $2.40 in back taxes. The tax assessor seized his property, "One Negro girl named Loise, about ten years old and slave for life," and offered her for sale at public auction to pay the taxes. There were no bidders, and Loise was purchased by the state for $5.90. Her fate is unknown.

"Slavery"

Sale of Loise

John N. Reed Deed, July 25, 1849, Miscellaneous File, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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