Sale of Sara - 1790

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

Transcribed by Annette Campbell


Public record of Albany County, NY.  Samuel Allen sale of slave to William & Aaron Brandow.

To all Christian people to whom these present shall or come Greeting ________ that I,  SAMUEL ALLEN of Catskill in the County of Albany and State of New York, for the consideration of fifty pounds, current money of the state aforesaid to me in hand whereof I do hereby acknowledge, have bargained and in open market sold unto WILLIAM and AARON BRANDOW of the same place and county aforesaid my ____ part Negro Wench, named SARA about twenty three years of age to have and to hold the said Negro Wench unto them the said William and Aaron Brandow, their heirs and assigns forever and I do hereby bind myself and my heirs and assigns to warrant the said Negro Wench called Sara unto them the said William and Aaron Brandow, their heirs and assigns against the claim of all and every person whatsoever in Witness whereof I have here set my hand an seal this 16th day of July one thousand seven hundred and ninety (1790).

Signed, sealed and delivered                                                               Samuel Allen
in the presence of:
John Brandow Esq.
Jeoiachim Hallenbeck


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