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) Museum of Houston and the Robert J. Terry Library at Texas Southern University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/36841.
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