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January 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EST | Freeville, NY, US    Live Auction

Lot 3222: Antique SLAVE BILL OF SALE New Orleans 1851 Mulatto Woman & Children Louisiana Slavery (173 views)

Antique SLAVE BILL OF SALE New Orleans 1851 Mulatto Woman & Children Louisiana Slavery
Estimate: $70 - $200
Details: These mid-19th century legal documents pertain to the sale in Louisiana of a slave and her three children. Angeline, aged 28 and described as a "mulatress," Alvine, aged 7, Marguerite, aged 2, and Marie, aged 1, were the property of Josephine Mascias, widow of Raimon Otero, and Marie Mascias, widow of Charles Beaulieu. For $900, Angeline and her three children became the property of Joseph de Fuentes. The legal bill of sale was sworn before Antoine Doriocourt, Notary Public, of New Orleans on the 29th of May, 1851. A separate, informal note also records the sale.

Attached to the larger document is a second page in which Corinne Fitzgerald, wife of Pierre Mascias, assents to the sale.

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Condition / Notes: Both documents show wear consistent with their age and have frayed edges.

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Lot 3222: Antique SLAVE BILL OF SALE New Orleans 1851 Mulatto Woman & Children Louisiana Slavery
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January 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EST