Saturday, May 09, 2009

Rental Of Slaves 1827

Document providing for the hiring or rental of slaves. Dated November 6, 1827, Jonathan Rhea promises to pay John Sabine one hundred dollars "for the hire of a Negro woman named Treasy and three children named Henrietta, Charles and Henry for two years". Endorsements on reverse indicate that John Sabine used this promissory note as a form of currency to pay debts to others. No place mentioned but this document came with a collection of other slave papers from Alabama.

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