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COLLECTION Identifier: A/P872

Bill of sale for Phillis, Lizzy, Jenny, Laura, Esther, and Leah, enslaved women and girls, 22 February 1833

Overview

Bill of sale documenting the sale of six enslaved African American women and children in South Carolina in 1833.

Dates

  • 1833

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. The papers created by James Pouncey are in the public domain.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

1 folder
The Bill of Sale for Phillis, Lizzy, Jenny, Laura, Esther and Leah, enslaved women and girls, consists of a handwritten receipt documenting the sale of six enslaved African American women and children: "Phillis, Lizzy, Jenny, Laura, Esther and Leah the first being about forty nine years old the second about twenty three the third about two the fourth about five the fifth about three and the sixth about one..." The receipt states that the women and girls were purchased from James Pouncey by Isham Watson for $1125. The sale occurred in Marlborough District, South Carolina, on February 22, 1833. Includes signatures of two witnesses.

BIOGRAPHY

Phillis, Lizzy, Jenny, Laura, Esther and Leah were enslaved women and girls living in South Carolina in 1833. The women were sold by James Pouncey to Isham Watson on February 22, 1833.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2020-M98

The Bill of sale for Phillis, Lizzy, Jenny, Laura, Esther and Leah, enslaved women and girls, was acquired from McBlain Books in September 2020.

Processing Information

Processed: January 2021

By: Paula Aloisio

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
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Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Sponsor
Processing of this collection was made possible by gifts from the Radcliffe College Class of 1957 Schlesinger Library Fund and the Gerard Schlesinger Library Fund.
EAD ID
sch01942

Repository Details

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