8 x 10, manuscript in ink. Dated January 5th, 1843. Itemized slave bill of sale.
"Know all men by these presents that I, George M. Savage, for and in consideration of the sum of Three thousand seven hundred and twenty five dollars to me in hand paid, the receipt and payment thereof, I hereby acknowledge I have this day bargained and sold and delivered unto Jim Johnson, the following negroes to wit, Jim, 21, Black, $500- Pleasant, 25, Black, $500- Squire, 25, Black, $500- Willis, 16, Brown, $500- Stephen, 15, Black, $412.50- Nelson, 15, Blk., $412.50- Patsy, 22, Brown, $400- Millie, 15, Blk., $400- Total $3725- Making in all the above named sum which negroes are warranted free from all constitutional diseases, defect or disability to the best of my knowledge, and belief, the title of which I will forever defend against the lawful claims of all persons whatsoever unto the said John Johnson, his heirs, assigns forever. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the 5th day of Jany. 1843. George M. Savage, with hand drawn seal to the right. [Witnessed] In presence of R.R. Barkery." Docket on the reverse: Bill of Sale from G.M. Savage. There are also a bunch of accounting numbers also on the reverse. Light age toning, minor staining, and light wear. Tiny tear at the upper left margin not touching any of the content. Excellent content naming each slave by name, age, their selling price, and warranting them for life. Ideal 1843 dated slave bill of sale for display.