A Bill of Sale Transferring "For ... The Price ... of $300.00" the Ownership of a Negro Slave from Bazile Lavigne to Leon Letellier

Antoine Donocourt, Bazile Lavigne, Leon Letellier. 1850.

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This bill of sale transfers the ownership of an enslaved man named Jim from one slave owner to another. New Orleans was the heart of the U.S. slave trade in the years before the Civil War and was home to the largest slave market in the country.

State of Louisiana Parish of Orleans City of New Orleans Before me Antoine Dourcourt a Notary Public duly commissioned and sworn for the aforesaid Parish came and appeared. Bazile Lavigne residing in Franklin Parish: who declared that for and in consideration of the price and sum of $300.00 bank paid in hand to him by Leon Letellier of the Parish of St. Charles, he does by these presents: sell convey and transfer unto: said Leon Letellier the full owing slave to wit: Jim a negro man aged about 30 years free from all vices and maladies required by law. Thus done and passed at New Orleans this 11th day of November A.D. 1850 and of the Independence of the US of America the 74.

Metadata Details
Item Type Manuscript
Title A Bill of Sale Transferring "For ... The Price ... of $300.00" the Ownership of a Negro Slave from Bazile Lavigne to Leon Letellier
Short Title Bill of Sale for a Slave, 1850
Place of Publication New Orleans
Creator Antoine Donocourt, Bazile Lavigne, Leon Letellier
Publication Date 1850
Call Number VAULT Case MS folio H 5830 .095
Location Special Collections 4th floor