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Title Bill of Sale
Object Name Bill of Sale
Scope & Content A witnessed and recorded bill of sale of 24 slaves owned by Douglas Dummett to satisfy, in part, a debt owned to Joseph Lawson, surviving partner of the firm J & C Lawton. The sale was conducted and recorded by St. Johns' Count Sheriff, Francis P. Ferriera, by order of the Circuit Court of Florida dated 09/03/1845. The 24 slaves were sold in St. Augustine to the highest bidder, George Center, for the sum of $7,180.
Catalog Number 2012.052.066
Collection AIMH
Accession number 2012.052
Caption Bill of Sale
Number of images 4
People Abraham (slave)
Bellah (2nd slave)
Bellah (slave)
Bunch, John
Carr, Burroughs E.
Charlotte (slave)
Cicely (slave)
Dumas, P.B.
Dummett, Douglas
Ferreira, Francis P.
Fortune (slave)
Joshua (slave)
Lawton, Charles
Lawton, Joseph
Lenah (2nd slave)
Lenah (slave)
Louisa (slave)
Lucy (slave)
Manuel, Jona
Mary (slave)
Matilda (slave)
Patrick (slave)
Peter (slave)
Primus (slave)
Reid, Robert R.
Sue (slave)
Taylor, John
Taylor, John (son of John Taylor)
Tom (slave)
Venus (slave)
Search Terms St. Augustine
St. Johns County
Circuit Court of Florida
J & C Lawton
Supreme Court, Eastern District of FL
Subjects Slave trade
Debt
Classification Business & Commerce
African Americans
Slavery