Sale of Frans- 1794

Original document found in Manuscript Box 4, original records of the Brandow family, located at the Vedder Memorial Library.

Transcribed by Annette Campbell


Public Records of African Americans sold as slaves

Know all men by these presents that I HENRY OSTERHOUDT of  the town of Catskill in the County of Albany, NY for and in consideration of the sum of eighty pounds lawful money of New York to me paid before the dealing and delivery of these presents by WILLIAM BRANDOW of the town aforesaid, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, have bargained and sold and by these presents do bargain and sell unto the said William Brandow a certain Negro man called FRANS aged twenty seven years which negro man is now in the posession of said William Brandow to have and to hold the said negro man by these presents bargained and sold unto the said William Brandow his executors, administrators and assigns, and the said Henry Osterhoudt for myself, my executors, administrators the said negro man Frans unto the said William Brandow his executors, administrators and assigns against me the said Henry Osterhoudt my executors, administrators and assigns and against all and every other person whatsoever shall and will warrant and defend by these presents.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty-fifth day of November One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Four (1794).

                                                                                                                           Hen. Osterhoudt

 Sealed and delivered in presence of:
Jno. Brandow


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