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Sale 2503 Lot 10
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Mingo, Cesar. Deed of a house by a Massachusetts "malatto man." Document Signed by "Cesar Mingo his mark" with his paper-covered wax seal, and also by a witness and Justice of the Peace. One page, 12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches; moderate wear, slight loss at intersection of folds, laid down on 19th-century laid paper. Dartmouth, MA, 11 September 1748
Estimate $500 - 750
Property documents by African-Americans are not often seen from the 18th century. In this case, Cesar Mingo had apparently built a house on someone else's land, and here sells that house to the landowner: "Cesar Mingo, a malatto man of Dartmouth in the County of Bristol in New England, labourer, for . . . twelve pounds . . . paid by Peter Tinkham of said Dartmouth, yeoman . . . convey and confirm to him . . . a certain dwelling house in which I now live, standing on the land of the said Peter Tinkham near to his dwelling house in Dartmouth."