Thursday, November 27, 2008

Granville County, North Carolina 1826

James Wortham 1826, Slavery Document from Granville County, North Carolina being a Bill of Sale / Transfer for one “negro girl named Netty about five years old” from a father to a son. This Slave Sale document appears to be written in the hand of James Wortham, one of the witnesses to the Document. The document reads “Know all men by these presents that I Edward Wortham of the County of Granville and State of North Carolina for the love and affection which I bear unto my son Thomas P. Wortham and for the further consideration of one cent to me in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged. That I do give unto him the said Thomas P. Wortham one negro girl named Netty about five years old to him and his heirs forever, against the claim or claims of all persons whatsoever and I do bind myself my heirs and warrant and forever defend unto the said Thomas P. Wortham all the rights title and interest of the said negro girl Netty to him and his heirs forever. In testimony of which I have here unto set my hand and seal this the eleventh day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six”. The Document is signed by Edward Wortham and witnessed by James Wortham and William D. Wortham.

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