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Bill of sale of an enslaved person

Identifier: COU.MS.363


A bill of sale for a 9 year old child, Jasson, from William R. Campbell to Milus Dobbins. He was sold for $696.50 on February 8, 1856 in Iredell County, North Carolina.


  • Creation: 1856

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This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

Created by William R. Campbell. Transcription: "know all men by these presents that I William R Campbell have this day bargaind and sole to Milus Dobbins for the consideration of Six hundred and nintiy six dollars 50 cents a negro boy by the name of Jasson aged nine years of age which negro I warrent the title to the Said M Dobbins and his ears for ever from all person what so ever this day and date above set my hand and test."


1 paper

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Physical Location

Rare Book Stacks. Plume.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digitized copy available in CU Digital Library here.

Slave bill of sale : manuscript
Arranged and processed by Elizabeth A. Newsom. Encoded by Deborah Hollis in November 2022.
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Revision Statements

  • November 2022: Migrated from RMOA to Aspace.

Repository Details

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