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Receipt for $400 signed Nathan Cole, June 12, 1861

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Identifier: D01363

Title: Receipt for $400 signed Nathan Cole, June 12, 1861

Description: For the sale of a 30-year-old Negro slave named Laura to Mrs. Virginia Wilkerson of St. Louis, Missouri. Document further states, "Mrs. Wilkerson is to hold the said Laura and her issue for the joint benefit of said Wilkerson and of Elihu W. Brown of Jacksonville, Ills. and the said Mrs. Wilkerson shall first apply the wages of sd. [said] Laura to the reimbursement of herself for the four hundred dollars paide me and shall then hold the said Laura for four hundred and fifty dollars for the account of said E.W. Brown as aforesaid and whenever the said Laura shall have earned eight hundred and fifty dollars or if the same shall be paid to the respective party, the said Mrs. Wilkerson and to said Brown by Laura's sister Ellen Wells then the said Mrs. Wilkerson shall give to said Ellen a bill of sale for said Laura or set her free at the option of afsd. [aforesaid] Ellen Wells, at all times, barring death of the running away of said Laura."

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1861-06-12

Type(s): Receipt

Maker/Creator: Cole, Nathan

Subjects: Slaves
African Americans


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