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No 10 Charles W. Harris Sale of Slaves To D.K. Gorman

Filed 15th February A.D. 1845 Samuel Gorman Parish Judge Recorded

The State of Louisiana) Be it remembered Parish of St. Helena ) that on this fifteenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and forty five before me Samuel Lion and Parish Judge and exoficio notary pub lie in and for said Parish appears Charles D. Harris of the State of Mississippi who did Declare and say that for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred and fifty dollars paid to him by Dempray K. Gorman of said Parish he does hereby sell convey transfer and deliver unto the said Gorman all his rights title interest and claims in and to a negro woman named Mary about eight teen years and to her child Edmond fifteen months and both copper colour and slaves for life and warrant free from all the vices known to slaves in this state and the title of which is warranted against himself his heirs assigns and all persons who ? ? the payment for which is made by the said Gorman as follows two hundred and fifty dollars cash the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged and three hundred dollars to be paid on the first day of January next for which the said Gorman gives his note with his mother as security and to draw eight percent interest after due until paid the said Gorman hereby acknowledges possession of said slaves and the woman hereby waives the protection of the certificate of mortgage required of the notary and discharges the notary for the non production thereof this done and passed in presence of Daniel Newton and Jonathan D. Kemp witness of said parish who have signed these presents with the parties and the said notary on the date above written

Attest G W Norris

Daniel Newton J.D. Kemp Samuel Gorman

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Manuscript slave deed, dated St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, February 15, 1845, from Charles W. Harris to Dempsey K. Gorman.



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