Chief Justice Marshall Slave Bill of Sale
John B. Johnson sells slave woman, named Dicey, and her child; on verso John Marshall writes bill of sale for mother and child to Jaquelin Ambler.
This bill of sale may be found in the Connecticut Historical Society, within the Dixon - Welling family collection, Ms 46829.
Provenance: the donor, Miss Elizabeth Dixon Welling, daughter of Dr. James Clarke Welling 1825-1894. president of George Washington University
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 bend myself, my heirs execratory & administrators to warrant and defend a complete and totally unencumbered to the said slave and her issue.
John B Johnson July 3, 1787
For the wither mentioned some of 70 pounds which I have received I bargain, sell the whither mentioned slaves to Jacquelin Ambler.
https://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/founders/JNML-01-01-02-0171 [accessed 07 Jan 2021]
- Date Added
- January 20, 2013
- Item Type
- African-American woman, Autograph manuscript, Bill of Sale, Chief Justice Marshall, Dicey, Jaquelin Ambler, John B. Johnson, John B. Marshall, John Marshall, Slave Bill of Sale, Virginia
- Caroline Welling Van Deusen, Project Archivist, “Chief Justice Marshall Slave Bill of Sale,” E - A r c h i V e s , accessed May 28, 2022, https://citizenarchivist.omeka.net/items/show/618.