2 items, 6 pages. Galveston County, Texas1854. Sale of fifty-six slaves. Item 1: Contract, June 17, 1854 between William Maner & John Darragh. Item 2: Bill of Sale. Buyer: William Maner of Brazoria County, Texas. Dated April 1, 1854. Seller: John L. Darragh of Galveston County, Texas. Lists the names of the 56 slaves, valued at $14,400. Item 3: Document dated Jan. 9, 1857. Related dispute between Curtis S. Swan and William Maner. Swan negotiated the purchase of slaves with Doswell Hill & Co. from William Maner. Slaves owned by wife, who apparently was not willing for them to be sold.
"Bill of Sale for buyer William Maner (TSTD)." (1854): http://hdl.handle.net/1911/36841.
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