Chief Justice Marshall
Negro bill of sale

Title

Chief Justice Marshall
Negro bill of sale

Subject

Subject - Slavery - Virginia

Description

Autograph manuscript, Bill of Sale, sale of a slave family dated 3 July 1787, 1 page,
John B. Johnson sells slave woman, named Dicey, and her child; on verso John Marshall writes bill of sale for mother and child to Jacqueline Ambler. Repository: CHS, Dixon - Welling collection, Ms 46829. Provenance Donor's father, Dr. James Clarke Welling, taught at Washington Academy of Westmoreland County, Virginia 1846-1849 In 1850 he married Genevieive Garnett and his daughter Genevieive Welling Wigfall resided in Richmond during the Civil War. If another connection is known please email: dixonwellingcollection@gmail.com

Creator

Caroline Welling Van Deusen, Project Archivist

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Text

Bill of Sale from John B. Johnson to John Marshall regarding the sale of a slave family dated 3 July 1787. John B. Johnson sells an African-American woman, named Dicey, and her child; on verso John Marshall writes bill of sale for this mother and child to Jacqueline Ambler. John Marshall of Virginia married Mary Ambler in 1783. The 1790 census shows Jacqueline Ambler, Esquire, as resident of Virginia.

Original Format

paper

Files

SaleOfSlave.jpg
SaleOfSlave2.jpg

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Date Added
January 20, 2013
Collection
MANUSCRIPTS
Item Type
Document
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Citation
Caroline Welling Van Deusen, Project Archivist, “Chief Justice Marshall Negro bill of sale ,” E - A r c h i v e s , accessed May 22, 2017, http://citizenarchivist.omeka.net/items/show/618.