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Collection Number: 70170-z

Collection Title: Bill of Sale for Ester, 1850

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Abstract Bill of sale for Ester, an enslaved girl of 16 years of age, who on 1 January 1850 was trafficked through sale by William L. Perkins to A. W. Marshall in North Carolina. J. N. Pearce signed as witness to the sale.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Bill of Sale for Ester #70170-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Victoria University in November 2023. Acquired by Canadian archaeologist Charles Trick Currelly and donated to Victoria College (now University) in 1898 (Acc. 20231101.1).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Processed by: Nancy Kaiser, December 2023

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, December 2023

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Ester, an enslaved girl of 16 years of age, was trafficked through sale on 1 January 1850 by William L. Perkins to A. W. Marshall in North Carolina. J. N. Pearce signed as witness to the sale.

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Bill of sale for Ester, an enslaved girl of 16 years of age, who on 1 January 1850 was trafficked through sale by William L. Perkins to A. W. Marshall in North Carolina. J. N. Pearce signed as witness to the sale.

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1 item.
Folder 1

Bill of sale for Ester, 1850

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