File #215: "John Marshall slave bill of sale"

John Marshall slave bill of sale

Title

John Marshall slave bill of sale

Subject

Slavery

Description

Original bill of sale for slave Dicey sold/purchased by Chief Justice John Marshall

Creator

Chief Justice John Marshall

Text

This is the text of a bill of sale from John B. Johnson to Chief Justice John Marshall
Richmond
July 3, 1787
I hereby bargain, sell and convey an absolute property to John Marshall for 70 pounds which I have this day received from him one Negro wench named Dixie with her child and do not been myself, my heirs execratory & administrators to warrant and defend a complete and totally unencumbered to the said slave and her issue.