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Elizabeth City County Decr 7th 1838

Received of Mr John Tabb the sum of two hundred and forty one dollars fifty seven cents for the purchase of a negro boy named Ned. aged nine years and five months, this day sold to him. The right and title to which slave I hereby warrant and defend against the claim or claims of all persons whatsoever and I likewise warrant the above named slave to be healthy and sound in all respects whatever and subject to no bodily infirmity. Given under my hand and seal

Lent,                                                                                                    Rebecca Copr

Jno. D Brown

Received on the within seventy dollars April 22nd 1847

Rebecca Cooper


John Tabb

Bill of Sale for

Ned Decr 1838


Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 3, M2009.192

Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 May 27

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