"I Laviniah Perry Lancaster District (South Carolina)...have received from Thos. P. Ballard...of George M. Perry deceased all the Negroes belonging to said estate...all the horses...plantation tools, crop of cotton..."

Lancaster District, South Carolina, 1852. Item #99-8027

12 x 8", written on one side only. Light toning, soiling and chipping, fold creases/creasing else good condition. Laviniah (or Lavinia), widow of George M. Perry (1770-1846) received property for several minor children including 46 named slaves. "Received by me as guardian of above minors...We hereby discharge said Ballard...from all and every liability to us for said property and estate...The plantation has been managed by us and for which we discharge said Ballard." Signed by Lavinia Perry guardian and Wm. F. Perry, Alex W. Perry.

Price: $295.00

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