Certification of Tony’s consent to be sold to John Neilson for 5 years

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Title

Certification of Tony’s consent to be sold to John Neilson for 5 years

Description

Elijah Phillips, a judge of the Middlesex County Court of Common Pleas, certifies that an enslaved man named Tony consents to be sold to John Neilson.

Date

1798-04-24

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

FRONT TRANSCRIPTION
To whom these presents may concern, I
Elijah Phillips — one of the judges of the Court
of Common Pleas in & for the County of Middlesex in the
State of New Jersey, Do certify that on the twenty fourth
day of July in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred
& ninety eight personally appeared before me, a negro
man called Tony, formerly belonging to the estate of
The Revd Israel Read decd. and did freely & voluntarily
acknowledge and declare that he did agree & consent
that he should be disposed of for & during the term of
five years from & after the day of the date of this instrument
of writing, to John Neilson of the city of New Brunswick,
and that he was willing to be the property of the said
John Neilson in conformity to this agreement of his own,
in conjunction with the consent & agreement
of Dcr Thos Reed one of the sons & heirs of the said
Revd. Israel Reed decd. & Docr Moses Scott one of the executors
of the said estate in behalf of Archd. Reed the other son and heir of the said Revd. Israel Reed decd.

Given under my hand at New
Brunswick the 24 day of July 1798
Elijah Phillips

Done in the presence & by consent of
Tho,,s Read
Moses Scott




BACK TRANSCRIPTION
Negro man Tone[’]s consent
to be sold to John Neilson
for five years
24 July 1798
taken before Elijah
Phillips Esqr. one of the
Judges of Midx Co

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

Item Relations

This Item is related to Item: Bill of sale for Tony

Citation

Phillips, Elijah, “Certification of Tony’s consent to be sold to John Neilson for 5 years,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed September 25, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/190.