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    [Slavery]. Gail Borden Jr. and Charles Stewart Slave Bill of Sale Signed. One page of a bifolium, 7.5" x 13", San Felipe de Austin, Texas, October 5, 1835. Gail Borden Jr. has signed "G. Borden" and Charles Stewart has signed "Stewart" as witnesses on this bill of sale for "a negro woman named Eliza, aged thirty two years" from James Thompson to Hiram Thomson for $400. In addition to working as a surveyor for Stephen F. Austin, Gail Borden (1801-1874) was also an inventor, working with early forms of refrigeration. In 1856 he received patents for condensing milk processes and opened factories in the American northeast, thus beginning the Borden Milk Company. Charles Stewart (1806-1885) signed the Texas Declaration of Independence in March 1836, only months after signing this document. Age toned with smoothed folds. Minor staining. Docketing on the final page.

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    March, 2015
    14th Saturday
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