Bill of sale for Flora, Phillis, and Ann, sold to John Neilson

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Bill of sale for Flora, Phillis, and Ann, sold to John Neilson


Anthony L. Bleecker sells to John Neilson an enslaved woman named Flora and her two female children Phillis and Ann for 120 New York pounds.



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KNOW all Men by these Presents, That I
Anthony L. Bleecker of the City of New York, Merchant
For and in Consideration of the Sum of One hundred & twenty pounds Current Money of the State of New York to me in Hand Paid, at and before the Ensealing and Delivery of these Presents, by John Neilson, Esqr the Receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, and myself to be therewith fully satisfied, contented and paid:
Have granted, bargained, sold, released; and by these Presents do fully, clearly and absolutely grant, bargain, sell and release unto the said John Neilson a certain negro Woman named Flora together with her two female children, one called Phillis, the other Ann
To have and to hold said Flora & her two children unto the said John Neilson, his Executors, Administrators and Assigns, for ever. And I the said Anthony L. Bleecker for myself, my Heirs, Executors and Administrators, do covenant and agree to and with the above named John Neilson his Executors, Administrators and Assigns, to warrant and defend the Sale of the above named Negro Woman & her two children against all Persons whatsoever. In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal, this Thirty first Day of January Annoq. Dom. One Thousand Seven Hundred
and Eighty seven.

Anthony L. Bleecker

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered, in the presence of }
Leon Bleecker
Jas. Bleecker


Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Archival collection

Neilson Family Papers, 1768-1908 (MC 933)

Archival location

Box 4, Folder 45: J & J Neilson - Papers relating to purchase of slaves


Bleecker, Anthony L. , “Bill of sale for Flora, Phillis, and Ann, sold to John Neilson,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed April 18, 2024,