[SLAVE CATCHER'S BILL]. Aaron Lane.

[SLAVE CATCHER'S BILL]

Cranbury [NJ]: May 9, 1818. Manuscript invoice, in ink, 23 cm., 1p., approx. 60 words. Aaron Lane's bill to William Newell, Cranbury [NJ], May 9, 1818, for "cash paid John McChesney for his wages in hunting 3 days for his Negro Charles...." A straighforward invoice recording the amount Lane paid to John McChesney for wages, $3.00, the hiring of a horse, $3.00 and $2.62 for expenses on the road. Of that total, $1.80 was paid in Oct. 1818, and interest of $1.38 added for a total of $8.00 still due. The remaining amount was paid by James H. Newell, one of the executors of the estate of William Newell on Oct. 2nd, 1824. Invoice signed by Aaron Lane. Old fold lines, some careful repairs along folds on verso. Item #63922

William Newell's will was probated in Monmouth, New Jersey in 1823. The estate executors are listed as James H. Newell and Dr. Gilbert Woodhull. William Newell bequeathed his estate to his wife and several children, and mentioned an indentured boy, and a servant woman Mary who was to be given her freedom two years after his death.

Price: $750.00

See all items in African-Americana, Americana
See all items by