[Printed Document, Completed in Manuscript, Detailing the Sale of a Negro Man in New Orleans]. Louisiana, Slavery.
[Printed Document, Completed in Manuscript, Detailing the Sale of a Negro Man in New Orleans]

[Printed Document, Completed in Manuscript, Detailing the Sale of a Negro Man in New Orleans]

New Orleans: 1844. [2]pp., partially-printed form completed in manuscript on a single folio sheet, docketed on the verso of the integral blank. Old folds, short separation along two fold lines, minor dust-soiling. Very good. Item #2793

A sobering mid-19th-century slave sale document in which Matthew Rae May of New Orleans sells "a certain negro man slave named Jim, aged about twenty-six years...warranted free from the vices and maladies prescribed by law" to Walter Lemuel Cozzens of Pensacola, Florida, for the sum of $600. The document then binds the slave Jim not only to Cozzens "forever," but "will forever warrant" Jim to Cozzens' "heirs and assigns." At the end, the document is notarized as a true copy and dated in New Orleans on December 21, 1844. Walter Lemuel Cozzens was born in Newport, Rhode Island in 1813, and later lived and worked in both Pensacola and Santa Rosa, Florida. A rare record of interstate slave commerce from Louisiana to Florida.

Price: $950.00