Bill of Sale for Negro Slave

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“Bill of Sale for Negro Slave,” Name of Print Medium Unknown, Nashville, TN, 6 May 1857.
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Bill of Sale for Negro Slave
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Scott Ackerman
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Bill of Sale for Negro Slave
May 6, 1857

We have this day sold and hereby Convey to Andrew Johnson, his heirs and assigns forever, for one thousand and fifteen Dollars, to us paid, a Boy slave, named Henry and about thirteen years of age. We warrant the title to said slave to the said Andrew Johnson his heirs and assigns against the lawful claim of all persons, and we also warrant him to be sound, healthy, sensible and a Slave for life[.]

This sixth day of May 1857
Nashville Tenn-
Cobb & Scruggs
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