Bourbon County KY: 1823. Single leaf, 7-3/4" x 12-7/8." Entirely in ink manuscript, signed by the Commissioners Wm. B. Branham and Thos. Woodford on 15 November 1823, with written approval by the Bourbon County Court. Old folds, a couple of contemporary ink smudges and light foxing along the folds. About Very Good.
This item is an early Bourbon County legal division of Slaves as part of an estate distribution. The Commissioners itemized the value of each Slave, as follows:
Easter & Child $450
"These negroes above were allotted to the widow."
"To James Thomas a legatee was allotted Prince and Simon --- $500
"To John Thomas was alotted one negroe James --- $500
"To William Thomas was allotted Ness --- $500
"To George Thomas was alotted ABe & Lucindia --- $525
"To Darnell Thomas was alotted Milley & Martha Ann --- $525
"To Sarah Thomas was alotted Harvey Anna & Milford --- $600
"To Turner Whatt & his wife... Sinthia Cary & Salley --- $600
"To Robert Thomas was alotted Bery Moses & William --- $550
"Each legatee's proportion is $537.50 and after those who have smaller sums are paid up by those of larger there will be an equal divide." Item #38624