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[SLAVERY & ABOLITION]. Bill of sale for enslaved young man, "Anthony," New Jersey, 7 May 1832.

1p, 7 3/4 x 13 1/8 in. (loss to lower right corner, creased with partial separation at folds, some spotting throughout). Docketed verso. Provenance: John Hopper House, Hackensack, NJ (consignor relates document discovered there).

Document records the sale of an enslaved young man named Anthony (b.1816) for the amount of 150 dollars to John J. Hopper. Signed by seller Abraham Terhune Jr. and witnesses Hazel[?] Garrison and Garret Van Dine[?]. Document reads, in part: "Know all men by these presents that I Abraham Terhune Junr. of the Township of Harington [sic] in the County of Bergen and State of New Jersey for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty Dollars...do bargain sell and deliver unto the said John J. Hopper one certain coloured boy named Anthony aged fifteen years seven Months and seven days To have and to hold the sd. coloured boy unto the said John J. Hopper...until the said boy shall arrive to the age of Twenty five years..."

Abraham Terhune Jr.'s father served as an officer with George Washington at Valley Forge and Newburgh, NY during the Revolutionary War. It is said that he is also depicted in the famed painting by Emanuel Leutze, Washington Crossing the Delaware

 

 

Provenance:Property from the Collection of Eric Majette Jr.

Estimate: $700 - $900
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,500
02/18/2021

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