Chief Justice Marshall Bill of Sale

Title

Chief Justice Marshall 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: the donor, Miss Elizabeth Dixon Welling was daughter of Dr. James Clarke Welling 1825-1894.

Creator

Caroline Welling Van Deusen, Project Archivist

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Text

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          

VERSO

For the wither mentioned some of 70 pounds which I have received I bargain, sell the whither mentioned slaves to Jacqueline Ambler.

                        John Marshall 

 

https://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/founders/JNML-01-01-02-0171 [accessed 07 Jan 2021]



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Date Added
January 20, 2013
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Citation
Caroline Welling Van Deusen, Project Archivist, “Chief Justice Marshall Bill of Sale,” E - A r c h i V e s , accessed July 29, 2021, https://citizenarchivist.omeka.net/items/show/618.