Sale of 84 Negroes Nov. 29 1838

copy certified
by Henry Johnson

29th November


Know all men by these presents, that I Thomas F. Mulledy of Georgetown, District of Columbia, have bargained & sold, & by these presents do bargain, sell & deliver unto Henry Johnson, of the Parish of St. James, State of Louisiana, the following negroes, now on different plantations, to wit: - At St. Inigoes. - Henny, a negro woman 28 years of age, Regis, a man 28, Joseph 22, Harry 40, Gabe 28, Louisa 23, Regis 28, Peter 37, Michael 33, Ginny 19, Leke 32, Nathan 64, James 60, Alexius 36, Harry 75, and Anny 70. - At New Town - Sarah 48, John 31, Abraham 27, Mary 23, Dick 27, Stephen 49, Mary 59 & Harry 65. - At St. Thomas'. - Charles 75, Ginny 65, Henny 30, Ginny 13, Matilda 30, Francy 10, Girl 6, Girl 4, Girl 18 months, (Children of Matilda) Mary 55, Mary 65, John Butler 35, Len Liveden (?) 57, John Coyles 22, Margaret 26, her daughter 4, Celestia 30, Louisa 20, Crissa 32, Girl 10, Boy 8, Girl 4, Boy 18 months, (Children of Crissa) Stephen 60, (lame) Teresa 70, & Daniel 70. - At White Marsh. Isaac 65, Nelly 38, Henny 13, Cecilia 8, Ruthy 6, Sally 65, Billy 40, Joseph 40, Kitty 22, Mary 6, Sam 4, Elizabeth 1, Polly 60, Sally 50, Robert (Idiot) 12, Minty 26, Nancy 5, Mary 2, Charles or Jarvis 60, James 50, Eliza 26, Reverdy 7, Noble 5, Edward 3, Richard 38, William (Idiot) 42, Margery 60, Maria 26, Len (sickly) 38, Maria 5, William 2, Henry 8, & Charles 40 & William 2 - making 84 in all: it being understood that the said slaves are now on the different plantations, as before stated and that the said H. Johnson agrees to receive them there, and considers them as actually delivered. It is understood, however,that the said negroes are to remain on the said plantations until it shall be convenient for the said H. Johnson to remove them, it being his intention to ship them to Louisiana within the course of a few months, & that every facility is to be afforded him by the Managers on the said places in accomplishing the object. - And I do warrant the said negroes to be slaves for life, and the right & the title thereof, I do warrant & defend unto him the said Henry Johnson, his heirs & assigns forever, free from the claim or claims of all persons whomsoever. -

This sale is made for and in consideration of the sum of twenty nine thousand one hundred & sixty three dollars, for which sum the said H. Johnson has given his five promissory notes, to wit: - Each note for the sum of two thousand two hundred and forty four dollars, and dated on the twenty-ninth of November, one thousand eight hundred & thirty eight, in favor of Thomas F. Mulledy, payable one in the month or March, one thousand eight hundred & forty five; one in the month of March, one thousand eight hundred & forty six; one in the month of March one thousand eight hundred & forty seven; one in the month of March one thousand eight hundred & forty eight; and the other in the month of March one thousand eight hundred & forty nine, at George Town College, District of Columbia, the said notes bearing six per cent interest from the date thereof till paid, which interest is to paid annually, in the month of March, at the said College. But it is well understood, that the sum of seventeen thousand nine hundred & forty three dollars is included in five certain promissory notes drawn by Henry Johnson in favor of Jesse Batey, and indorsed by said Batey; and, also, by Jos: Johnson, as security, dated on the tenth of November one thousand eight hundred & thirty eight, for nine thousand dollars each, and payable at the times & place, as are the five notes hereinbefore described; and it is understood, that the sum of three thousand five hundred & eighty eight dollars, & sixty cents, was deducted from each of the said notes of nine thousand dollars, in conformity to an act passed between the parties to these presents, dated at the City of Washington November the tenth, one thousand eighth hundred & thirty eight, and that in consequence of this act, the said notes of nine thousand dollars are to remain in full force for the whole amount expressed therein, without the least deduction therefrom.

Now, therefore, to secure the payment of the said five notes of two thousand two hundred and forty four dollars each, I Henry Johnson do mortgage & hypothecate the said eighty four negroes hereinbefore described. And for the purpose of securing more effectually the payment of the said last mentioned notes, as well as those of nine thousand dollars, I Henry Johnson, do, also, mortgage and hypothecate to the said Thomas F. Mulledy, a certain tract or parcel of land, situate in the Parish of Point CoupÇe, State of Louisiana, on each side of the Bayou Fordache, being the same I purchased from H. M. Thibodaux, containing nine hundred and seventy nine superficial acres, (more or less.) -

It is further agreed & understood, that this act is to be carried into effect according to the laws of the State of Louisiana.

In testimony whereof, the parties to these presents, have hereunto subscribed their names, at the City of Washington, this twenty ninth day of November, one thousand eight hundred & thirty eight, in the presence of William McSherry & George Fenwick subscribing witnesses. -

Thomas F. Mulledy
H. Johnson
Wm. McSherry
George Fenwick

The foregoing is a true copy of the original which I promise to cause to record in the Parish Judge's office of Point CoupÇe, Louisiana, & returned to T. F. Mulledy.

H. Johnson