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Written by:
Samuel F. Smith, American, 1814 - 1890  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Aaron L. Salter, American, born 1819  Search this
Samuel J. Mimbush, American  Search this
John Gallaspy, American  Search this
ink on paper
H x W: 12 1/2 × 7 15/16 in. (31.7 × 20.2 cm)
bills of sale
Place made:
Unionville, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Place used:
DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
A preprinted bill of sale with handwritten text for an enslaved woman named Rosner in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. The single page document is folded to create four pages. The document records that Rosner, a woman about 49 to 50 years of age, was sold by Aaron L. Salter to John Gallaspy for $450 on terms of 8% interest.
Transcription Center Status:
Transcribed by digital volunteers
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Business  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, Gift of the Liljenquist Family
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
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