Bill of Sale for William
Slaves--Mississippi. Slave records—Mississippi—Natchez.
Bill of sale for William, sold by Thomas G. James to E.J. Kent in Natchez. This bill of sale is unusual because it is pre-printed; most bills of sale were hand-written. Natchez, home of the infamous Forks of Road market for enslaved persons, was where many enslaved persons were transported either by boat from Mobile and New Orleans, or overland via the Natchez Trace, from port cities on the East coast.
Thomas G. James
Todd A. Herring Collection, Manuscripts Division, Special Collections, Mississippi State University
Mitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University
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1854, Confederate States of America