Collection Highlights: Bill of Sale

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
September 13, 2016
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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Bill of sale for an enslaved girl named Polly

Created by: H. B. Boston, December 23, 1835

Bill of sale transferring ownership of 16-year-old Polly with "yellow complection and black eyes" for $600. The document was drawn up by H. B. Boston and signed by Martin Bridgeman of Jackson County, Arkansas.

Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Candace Greene