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Bill of sale for an enslaved woman named Rosner in Louisiana

Smithsonian Institution,


A preprinted bill of sale with handwritten text for an enslaved woman named Rosner in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana. The single page document is folded to create four pages. The document records that Rosner, a woman about 49 to 50 years of age, was sold by Aaron L. Salter to John Gallaspy for $450 on terms of 8% interest.
Medium: ink on paper
Dimensions: H x W: 12 1/2 × 7 15/16 in. (31.7 × 20.2 cm)
Object number: 2018.43.3
Credit Line: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Liljenquist Family
Subject of: Unidentified Woman or Women ; Aaron L. Salter, American, born 1819 ; John Gallaspy, American
Manufactured by: Platner & Porter Manufacturing Co., American, founded 1848
Written by: Samuel F. Smith, American, 1814 - 1890
Place: DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America|Unionville, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Data Source: National Museum of African American History and Culture


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ARGOMENTI : # in Scienze umane / Storia / Storia: specifici eventi e argomenti / Schiavitù e abolizione della schiavitù /
Società e scienze sociali / Società e cultura / Gruppi sociali / Studi sui generi, gruppi sociali secondo il genere / Studi etnografici / Studi sui generi: donne / Minoranze etniche e multiculturalismo
PAESI : Louisiana / USA (Stati Uniti d'America) / Connecticut / USA (Stati Uniti d'America)
TAG : tag: bills of sale , African American , American South , business , Domestic slave trade , Slavery , United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 , Women