1831 MANUSCRIPT SLAVE DEED TRANSFERRING THE OWNERSHIP OF "HENRY, ABOUT 5 YEARS OLD" FOR THE SUM OF $1
SLAVERY . Manuscript slave deed. Davidson County, Tennessee, January 16, 1831. One unlined sheet, measuring approximately 7-1/2 by 9-1/4 inches. $1200.
Scarce manuscript slave deed from 1831, in which a little boy, "Henry, about five years old," is sold to C.H. Dickson and Ann Dickinson and "their heirs & assigns" for the sum of one dollar.
This slavery deed chronicles the sale, via a chilling non-arm's length transaction, of "a certain negro boy slave named Henry about five years old" for a mere $1. Henry is transferred alone, without a parent or relative, between residents of Davidson County, Tennessee (now Metro Nashville). The document is marked attested to and sealed as of January 16, 1831.
Slight smudging to ink and a bit of very faint offsetting from storage next to another handwritten document. Near-fine condition.