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  Slave Bill of Sale, Thomas Johnson
Author: Burge, David
Date: May 24, 1856

A bill of sale issued by David Burge to Thomas Johnson as a receipt for Johnson's purchase of an African American slave named Martha for $800. Thomas Johnson was a Methodist minister and the founder of the Shawnee Methodist Mission. Johnson County, Kansas Territory was named for Thomas Johnson.

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: Miscellaneous Collection, Alexander and Thomas Johnson
Item Number: 102891 Number of images: 1
Keywords: African Americans; Bills of sale; Burge, David; Johnson, Thomas; Slave bills of sale; Slaveholders; Slavery; Slaves; Westport, Missouri

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