Huge sale naming 31 Slaves!
9 x 15, in ink, with blue paper seal affixed at bottom right.
The State of South Carolina
Know all men by these presents, That I Alexander Fraser of Saint Bartholomews Parish, in the State aforesaid, Physician, for and in consideration of the sum of Fifteen thousand dollars, to me in hand paid, at and before the sealing and delivery of these Presents, by James O'Hear and Emanuel Weitsell, (the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge) have bargained and sold, and by these Presents, doth bargain, sell and deliver to the said James O'Hear and Emanuel Weitsell, the following negro slaves, to wit, Will, Charmont, Joe, Billy, Caesar, Neptune, George, Prince, Isaac, Frank, London, Torrey, Sue, Hannah, Phillis, Auba, Lucy, Rose, Hagar, Affey, Eve, Peggy, Sally, Nelly, Charles, Edy, Jane, Indy, Sam, Ben, and Becky, together with the future issue and increase of the females.
To have and to hold, the said negro slaves, Will, Charmont, Joe, Billy, Caesar, Neptune, George, Prince, Isaac, Frank, London. Torrey, Sue, Hannah, Phillis, Auba, Lucy, Rose, Hugar, Affey, Eve, Peggy, Sally, Nelly, Charles, Edy, Jane, Indy, Sam, Ben, and Becky, together with the future issue and increase of the females, unto the said James O'Hear and Emanuel Weitsell, their Executors, administrators and assigns: to them and their only proper use and behoof forever. And I the said Alexander Fraser, my Executors and administrators, the said bargained premises, unto the said James O'Hear and Emanuel Weitsell, their executors, administrators, and assigns, from and against all persons whomsoever, shall and will warrant and forever defend as to their title, but not as to their saneness.
In witness whereof, I the said Alexander Fraser have hereunto set my hand and seal, this thirtieth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two, and in the seventy seventh year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America.
Signed and sealed and delivered in the presence of M.E. Cain, O.P. Williams.
Light age toning and wear. There are some old tape stains to the reverse that show somewhat on the obverse of the document. Some archival tape repairs to the folds on the reverse. Extremely well written manuscript. A very desirable South Carolina slave bill of sale naming 31 slaves!