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Collection Reference Number GLC06261.02
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1852 
Title Bill of sale for a female slave named America and her child
Date 18 September 1852
Author Napier, John E. (fl. 1852)  
Document Type Business and financial document
Content Description Napier sells America, a nineteen year old slave, and her six week old child to James Chambers for $675. Attests that the slaves are "sound and slaves for life..."
Subjects Slave Life  Slavery  Slave Sale  African American History  Women's History  Children and Family  
People Napier, John E. (fl. 1852)  Chambers, James (fl. 1852)  
Theme African Americans; Women in American History; Slavery & Abolition; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859