Accepting responsibility for freed slaves in ante-bellum Tennessee, as recorded in a manuscript emancipation document signed by Edward West and Edward West, Jr., of Washington County, 1 June 1840, posting $2000 bond to the county "to hold it secure from the support or maintenance of said Negroes ... Amy, Coly, Syntha, June, [and] Rebecca Mumford."
Washington County [TN]: 1840. Folio, 12 x 8 1/8 inches, approximately 125 words; witnessed by Samuel Greer, docketed on verso "Emancipation / Bond / Edward West." Documents relating to American slave emancipation are quite scarce on the market. Very good copy of a scarce Tennessee emancipation-related document. Folded. (#4749). More