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

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Title

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

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 Dine to George Farmer for $75 on behalf of Clark’s estate.

George Farmer owned a large estate called Belle Vue, located across the Raritan river, opposite New Brunswick (in present-day Highland Park).

Date

1815-04-17

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

New Brunswick 17th April 1815

Received from John Neilson seventy five
dollars received by him as Excr of the
est. of Revd. Docr Jos. Clark from George
Farmer for black girl Dine sold by
the Executor to the said Geo Farmer

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

Geolocation

Citation

Clark, Hannah, “Receipt to John Neilson for the sale of a black girl Dine,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed August 17, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/200.