Feb 21, 2008 - Sale 2137

Sale 2137 - Lot 6

Price Realized: $ 900
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
WITH THE WORD "NEGRO" SCRATCHED OUT (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--MANUSCRIPT.) Promissory Note, wherein Cezar Scipio promises to pay Forbes G. Adam the sum of eighteen shillings and eleven pence. Single sheet of paper, 4 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches; paper evenly toned. Canaan, CT, 15 September, 1795

Additional Details

A curious document which reads "For value received I Negro--Cezar Scipio of Litchfield promise to pay . . . " The word "Negro" has been scratched out. Signed at the bottom with a mark by Cezar Scipio. "Witnessed by Stephen Whiting and Samuel Bukley Jr." at the bottom. Docketed "Negro Cesar Scipio of Litchfield Note. PD. 15 Sept. 1795, No.2 R.Pg. '42"