Description[Slavery]. 1810 Slave Bill of Sale. One page, 8" x 12.5", n.p., December 24, 1810. Jemima Swearingen, the widow of Revolutionary War veteran Josiah Swearingen, signs this bill of sale for $220 for "a mulatto boy aged between eighteen and nineteen years named Richard" sold to David Morris of Pennsylvania "until he shall arrive at the age of twenty eight . . . at which time, he is free." Docketing reads, "Bill of Sale of Richard a Mulatto boy." Tipped into a mat for an overall size of 10.25" x 15.5". The laid paper is age toned.
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