Mar 10, 2011 - Sale 2239

Sale 2239 - Lot 24

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
WITNESSED BY THE GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) HEBERT, PAUL OCTAVE. Manuscript and printed document bill of sale for nine slaves, witnessed and signed by the Governor of Louisiana and the Secretary of State. Four pages in manuscript attached by the seal of the state of Louisiana to a printed official state document. New Orleans, 1853

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The sale of nine slaves by John Duke James to Joseph Ignatius Biscal Kirke to satisfy a debt of $7025.00. Notarized and witnessed by the governor of the state, Paul Octave Hebert (1818-1880), later Confederate brigadier general, and his Secretary of State, Andrew S. Herron. The money represented default on a note for a sizable piece of land called the "Red River Tract."