Bill of sale for Tony

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Title

Bill of sale for Tony

Description

Thomas Read and Moses Scott (on behalf of Archibold Read) sold a man named Tony to John Neilson for $100.

Date

1798-04-24

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

FRONT TRANSCRIPTION
This Indenture made this Twenty fourth day of
July in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred
& ninety eight between Thomas Reed of Montgomery
County in the state of New York, physician
& Docr Moses Scott of the city of
New Brunswick in behalf of Archd Reed of the
one part, & John Neilson of the City of New Brunswick
aforesd of the other part, witnesseth that the said
party of the first part for and in consideration of
the sum of one hundred dollars to them in hand
paid by the party of the second part, the receipt
whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted bargained
& sold and by therof presents do grant bargain
& sell unto the said party of the second part his
heirs & assigns a certain negro man named Tony
formerly belonging to the estate of the late Israel
Reed dec. and do hereby divest themselves of all
right & title in the said negro man Tony to the
said John Neilson, In witness wherof the said
party of the first part have hereunto set their
hands & seals the day & year above written.

Thom,,s Read
Moses Scott

Sealed and Delivered in the presence of }
Elijah Phillips
Joseph W. Scott




BACK TRANSCRIPTION
New Brunswick 24 July 1798 Received
from John Neilson fifty dollars on [___]
the written indenture of sale
Thos Read

New Brunswick 24 July 1798 Received from
John Neilson fifty dollars in full the
written indenture of sale

Moses Scott for
Archibold Reed




OUTSIDE TRANSCRIPTION
Thos Read & Moses Scott } Bill of sale to John Neilson
Negro man Tone
24 July 1798

Repository

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

Citation

Read, Thomas and Scott, Moses, “Bill of sale for Tony,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed September 25, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/189.