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This deed or receipt acknowledges the exchange of $800 for seven slaves: Betsy Baker, 55; Nelly, 36 and her son Jim, 12 and daughter Jane, 7; Henney, 40, and her son Washington, 5; and Polly Quander, 21.


Know all Men I William ONeale of the City of Washington for and in consideration of Eight hundred Dollars to me in hand paid, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged have & by these present doth bargain sell and convey to John Henry Eaton of Nashville State of Tennessee the following negroes to wit. a woman commanly called Betsy Baker aged about fifty five years - Nelly aged thirty six and her son Jim about twelve years, and her daughter Jane about seven years old; also Henney aged forty and her son Washington five years of age; also a negro girl named Polly Quander aged twenty one; to have & hold the said negroes to the said John H Eaton his heirs & assigns forever. in wishes whereof I have hereto set my hand seal and caused said negroes to be delivered &c

10th day of April 1823

Thos. Simms

Jno. Hensham

Wm O Neale


Received 28th April 1823 to be recorded and the same day was recorded in Liber (W.B. No. 9 folio 48 one of the Land records for Washington County in the District of Columbia and Examined By Wm Brent Clk

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Washington, D.C.


United States


William O'Neale, John Henry Eaton, Betsy Baker, Nelly, Jim, Jane, Henney, Washington, Polly Quander, slavery, slaves, slave sale, receipt, deed

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African History | Cultural History | History | History of Gender | Labor History | Legal | Political History | Social History | United States History | Women's History


Wofford College



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Deed of sale for Seven People (as slaves) sold by William O'Neale to John Henry Eaton, Washington, D.C., April 10, 1823.



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