Bill of sale for Mary, an enslaved woman, October 1838
Bill of sale transferring ownership of Mary, a 17-year-old enslaved "Negro" woman, from Press G. Kennett to Reuben Mullens and Thomas Hauser in Pendleton County, Kentucky, in 1838.
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Materials in English.
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A bill of sale transferring ownership of Mary, a 17-year-old enslaved "Negro" woman, from Press G. Kennett to Reuben Mullens and Thomas Hauser in Pendleton County, Kentucky. Also signed by clerk of the County of Pendleton, R. McCarty (?)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 2019-M137
The bill of sale for Mary, an enslaved woman, was acquired from the auction of The Collection of Avis & Eugene Robinson, Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers, February 2018.
Processed: December 2019
By: Laura Peimer
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