Receipt to John Neilson for the sale of a black girl Grace

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Title

Receipt to John Neilson for the sale of a black girl Grace

Creator

Description

John Neilson served as an administrator for the estate of Rev. Joseph Clark after he died. This receipt shows that Neilson sold an enslaved woman named Grace to a Mr. Linn for $150 on behalf of Clark’s estate.

Date

1814-08-04

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

New Brunswick 4 August 1814

Received from John Neilson one hundred
& fifty dollars which he received from
Mr. Linn for a black girl Grace belonging
to the estate of the late Revd Doctr Clark
sold to the said Mr. Linn.

Margaret Clark
by
Hannah Clark

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Archival collection

Neilson Family Papers, 1768-1908 (MC 933)

Archival location

Box 4, Folder 27: Rev Jos Clark: estate papers, John Neilson, adm

Citation

Clark, Margaret, “Receipt to John Neilson for the sale of a black girl Grace,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed August 17, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/199.