1853 Louisiana sale of nine slaves used to satisfy debt - signed by a Confederate General
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1853 Louisiana sale of nine slaves used to satisfy debt of $7,025.00. 4 page (8"X12") document plus an official State of Louisiana letter of certification with the State of Louisiana imprint and seal. It is signed by Governor Paul Octave Hebert, (1818-1880) who became a Confederate Brigadier General, and by Secretary of State Andrew S. Herron (1823-1882) later a Confederate Colonel. 2/21/1853 Point Coupee Parish. "who declared that he has granted bargained and sold by these pursuits- does grant bargain sell and convey & deliver unto the following slaves for life to wit: Madison a negro man aged 26 years Henry a negro man aged 23 years Simon " " aged 21 years William " " aged 22 years Edward " " aged 20 years Lewis " " aged 19 years John " " aged 23 years Jac " " aged 22 years & Manlda a mulatto girl ages 18 years... It is understood by these present that if any of the above named slaves should within sixty days prove subject to any diseases provided for by the law the said Samuel W Davis obligated himself to refund the amount of the valuation of the same. In consequence whereof the said slaves are estimated as follows: Madison appraised as eight hundred dollars Henry " " seven hundred dollars Simon " " seven hundred & fifty dollars William " " seven hundred & fifty dollars Edward " " seven hundred & fifty dollars Lewis " " eight hundred dollars John " " seven hundred & seventy five dollars Jac " " eight hundred dollars Manlda " " eight hundred dollars....."
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