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Created by:
Walker, Evans & Co., American, 1855 - 1982  Search this
Subject of:
Elias Nonus Ball, American, 1834 - 1872  Search this
Ziba Burrill Oakes, American, 1806 - 1871  Search this
William Whaley, American, born 1818  Search this
Annie R. Ball, American, 1847 - 1895  Search this
Signed by:
Augustin L. Taveau, American, 1828 - 1886  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 14 × 8 1/2 in. (35.6 × 21.6 cm)
bills of sale
Place used:
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
October 25, 1862
A bill of sale for [a lass named Chloe]. Chloe was sold by Z.B. Oakes to Elias N. Ball on October 25, 1862 for thirteen hundred dollars. The bill of sale is [Printed and sold by Walker, Evans & Co., Charleston, S.C.] as stated in the top right corner. The document is comprised of printed sections with blanks left for handwritten responses. The document is signed on the bottom by a witness, [William Whaley] and by [Z.B. Oakes]. The back of the document has handwriting on one panel in the middle. Between two printed lines is, [Z. B. Oakes / to / Bill of Sale / of / Chloe / Elias N. Ball]. Underneath written in a different hand in darker ink states, [I transfer this Bill of / Sale to my wife Annie / R. Ball. / Elias N Ball / Witness / Augustin L. Taveau]. The document has four distinct horizontal crease lines showing it has been folded in fourths. It also has a few different central vertical crease lines showing it has been folded in half multiple times. The paper is torn on the right side and the bottom. There are multiple tears along the left upper edge of the document.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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National Museum of African American History and Culture