BILL OF SALE OF THE EFFECTS OF P. D. KERN, DECEASED.

(Virginia(?): September 19th and 20th, 1826). 337 x 404 mm. (13 1/4 x 15 1/2"). [4] pp.

A few creases, central crease with to very small tears, paper lightly toned, but in very good condition overall, with no major defects.

This sobering document records the sale of the various properties owned by a Mr. P. D. Kern, including several slaves. The majority of the effects listed here are farm equipment, home goods, and livestock; the latter is followed by the names of a total of nine slaves including two men (Anthony and Andrew), three children sold with their mother (Miny), one boy (Morris), and two girls (Peggy and Jenny). To see these names listed among horses and water pails is a grim reminder of our not-so-distant past. P. D. Kern may be Paridon Daniel Kern (d. 21 June 1826) of Clinton, S.C. One of his relatives, Sarah Kern, is listed here as the purchaser of several slaves and other effects. Further research into the other names in this document may furnish more fruitful results.
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BILL OF SALE OF THE EFFECTS OF P. D. KERN, DECEASED. AMERICANA - SLAVERY, A MANUSCRIPT BIFOLIUM ON PAPER.
BILL OF SALE OF THE EFFECTS OF P. D. KERN, DECEASED.

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