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Eight (8) Tennessee and Kentucky slave-related documents, including bills of sale pertaining to William James (1794-1864), Register for Davidson County, TN, dated circa 1840-59. 1st item: Slave bill of sale between Thomas C. James and William James, stating that Thomas had received "…two hundred & seventy-five dollars in full for George, about seven years old, of yellow complexion, sound, healthy, & sensible…this 5th day of October A.D. 1840…" with additional notations by Robert B. Castleman, Clerk of the County, and William James, Register for the County, dated November 5, 1840. 2nd-3rd items: Two (2) slave bills of sales, between William Shaw, Robert Harbison, and William James, concerning a "…negro girl named Eunice aged about Twelve years, of yellow complexion…". One (1) details the reconveyance of Eunice from Harbison to Shaw "…in consideration of the premises and four dollars…" and one (1) details the sale of Eunice from Shaw to James "…in consideration of the sum of Four hundred & fifty dollars…", both with additional notations by Robert B. Castleman, Clerk of the County, and William James, Register for the County, both dated August 9-10, 1848. 4th item: Slave bill of sale between J. W. Parham and William James, stating that Parham "…in consideration of the sum of three hundred & sixty-two dollars & fifty cents…do transfer & convey with Wm. James…my negro girl named Dancy aged about nine years of dark complexion…& that she is sound sensible & healthy & a slave for life…" with additional notations by David C. Love for Robert B. Castleman, Clerk of the County, and William James, Register for the County, dated March 9, 1850. 5th-6th item: Two (2) slave bills of sales between P. B. Bryce and William James, including one (1) stating that Bryce had received "… Twenty-five hundred dollars…[for] two negro men Eli and Sam…" witnessed by William B. Crenshaw, dated August 12, 1858, and one (1) stating that Bryce had received "…Eleven hundred and eighty-six & 25/100 dollars for my negro girl Margaret 8 years old in June last & my gray mare Ruby 6 years old last Spring…" dated August 17th, 1859. 7th item: Slave bill of sale between John W. Givens, Judith N.R.W. Givens, and Amelia A. Wier and William James, stating that the aforementioned had received "…twelve hundred dollars…[for] our negro man Ned (born March 1930)…this August 27, 1858…". 8th item: Blank State of Kentucky slave related document intended for recording the names of lost slaves and circumstances regarding their loss. Ink inscriptions dated circa 1854, en verso. All items housed in plastic archival sleeves. Note: This archival material has been documented by the State of Tennessee Library and Archives. (see: https://sos-tn-gov-files.tnsosfiles.com/forms/FITE-JAMES_FAMILY_PAPERS_1814-1879.pdf).
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Raymond White, Nashville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: All items in overall good, legible condition with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, acid burn, minor tears to fold lines, to be expected from age and manner of use.