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Receipt for sale of Permelia, an African-American slave woman

Title: Reciept for sale of Permelia, an African-American

slave woman

Date Original: 1859-01-24

Description: This item is a receipt for the sale

of a 21-year-old African-American woman to A.M. Holland by John Susan[?] for


The full text reads: "Rec'd of A.M. Holland Eleven Hundred

Dollars for a Negro Woman Named Permelia which Girl I warrant sound in body

and mind and free from all incumberances [sic] Jany 24/59 - [signed] John Susan[?]

Said Girl is about Twenty one years of age"

Creator: Holland, A.M.

Subject(s): Holland, A.M.


Slaves--United States--History--19th century--Sources.

Alternative Title: 080425-09

Publisher: Wofford College


Date Digital: 2009-09

Type: Text

Format [medium]: Manuscript

Format [IMT]: image/jpeg

Digitization Specifications: 800ppi 24-bit depth color; Scanned with

an Epson 15000 Photo scanner with Epson Scan software; Archival master is a

TIFF; Original converted to JPEG with Irfan View software.

Resource Identifier: 080425-09

Source: The original, accession number 080425-09, from which

this digital representation is taken is housed in The

Littlejohn Collection at Wofford College,

located in the Sandor Teszler Library.

Language:En-us English

Relation [is part of]:The

Littlejohn Collection

Rights Management: This digital representation has been

licensed under an Attribution

- Noncommercial- No Derivatives Creative Commons license.


Contributing Institution: Wofford College

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