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Receipt to James Neilson for the purchase of Elizabeth

Van Arsdalen, Abraham

Receipt issued to James Neilson (1784-1862) for a purchase of an enslaved woman named Elizabeth.

Elizabeth was previously enslaved by John Powers. The receipt indicates that Elizabeth was sold because John Powers was in debt to Staats Van Deursen…

Removal of Phillis to Louisiana, sold by slaveholder Staats Van Deursen to Jacob Klady

Middlesex County Clerk

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This is a record of Phillis's removal from the state of New Jersey to Louisiana. Phillis was a 22-year-old black woman enslaved by Staats Van Deursen. Staats Van Deursen was the treasurer of Queen's College (later called Rutgers) for ten years…