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Title
Know all men by these presents that I [blank] for and in consideration of the sum of [blank] current money...
Additional title: Bill of sale for black man purchasing his daughter’s freedom
Names
Kearney, Isabella (Creator)
Collection

Sidney Lapidus Slavery and Abolition Collection

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1778-10-18
Place: New York
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: SC Rare Lapidus Collection Box 1 Folder 21
Topics
Slavery
Slave trade
African Americans
Blacks
Enslaved people
Deeds
Slave bills of sale
Slave trade -- New York (State)
Genres
Bills of sale
Physical Description
Extent: 1 page. 16x19 cm.
Description
Manuscript in blanks on printed blank form bill of sale, documenting the sale of a slave woman named Jenny, by Isabella Kearney of the Province of New York, to Negro Adam (father of Jenny), for the sum of six pence, current money of the provence of New York, dated October 19, 1778. It was signed by Isabella Kearney in the presence of Sarah Skinner and Lambert Barberie.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 930367678
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20843971
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 84227600-9d31-0133-a6ac-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1778: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Know all men by these presents that I [blank] for and in consideration of the sum of [blank] current money..." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1778-10-18. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8e3adc90-da49-0133-adec-00505686a51c

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. "Know all men by these presents that I [blank] for and in consideration of the sum of [blank] current money..." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 9, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8e3adc90-da49-0133-adec-00505686a51c

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, The New York Public Library. (1778-10-18). Know all men by these presents that I [blank] for and in consideration of the sum of [blank] current money... Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8e3adc90-da49-0133-adec-00505686a51c

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Know all men by these presents that I [blank] for and in consideration of the sum of [blank] current money...