Friday, February 28, 2014

Friend of Friends Friday: South Carolina Bill of Sale: Ann Grayson

The following Bill of Sale is just a sample of what can be found in Fold3's African American collection (free until midnight tonight).

State of Carolina

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, That I Ann Grayson of Prince William County Virginia for and in consideration of the sum of Six hundred Dollars to me in hand paid, at and before the sealing and delivery of these Presents, by Thomas Parker of the City of Charleston and State aforesaid Merchant the receipt whereof I do here by acknowledge to have bargained and sold, and by these Presents do bargain, sell, and deliver to the said Thomas Parker a Negro fellow named Jemmy about twenty four yeas old.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said Negro fellow unto the said Thomas Parker his Executors, Administrators and Assigns, to him and his only proper use and behoof forever.  And I the said Ann Grayson my Executors and Administrators, the said bargained premises unto the said Thomas Parker his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, from and against all persons shall and will warrant and for ever defend, by these Presents.  In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal, in the Year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and six and in the Thirtieth Year of the Independence of the United States of America.

Ann Grayson {seal}

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered in the Presence of
Edwad Gunter
Robt. Deas.

Edward Gunter made oath that Ann Grayson signed sealed and delivered the within Bill of Sale for the purposes therein set forth, and that he with Robert Deas witnessed the same.

Sworn to before me this 21st day of January 1806.

Daniel Hogan

Recorded 21st January 1806

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