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Written by:
James W. Draughon, American, born 1831  Search this
Subject of:
Mary McCarthey  Search this
Fleming C. Cheatham, American, 1835 - 1872  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 12 1/8 × 7 7/8 in. (30.8 × 20 cm)
bills of sale
Place made:
Carroll Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
March 3, 1859
This deed of sale records the sale of an enslaved woman named Cassey (born 1819) by Mary McCarthey to Fleming C. Cheatham, both of Carroll Parish, Louisiana, on March 3, 1859. Cassey was 40 years old and was sold for $1,000.00. The deed was recorded by James W. Draughon, also of Carroll Parish. The paper is folded along the top edge of the first page, with text being on the front and reverse of one page and the second page having one blank side and the reverse of this second page containing the names of the involved parties and the date of the sale. Embossed into the final page of the deed is a seal depicting a Pelican with the words "RECORDER'S OFFICE" in the center and the words "STATE OF LOUISIANA / PARISH OF CARROLL" around the outer band.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Law  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
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Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture