Cornelia J. Randolph: Bill of Sale of Eugenia [Hemings Marks] to Alfred Mordecai, 18 June 1833, with Alfred Mordecai’s Manumission of Eugenia

Know All Men by these presents, that I Cornelia J. Randolph of the City of Washington for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to me in hand paid by Alfred Mordecai, of the City of Washington at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents, (the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge) have bargained, sold, granted and confirmed, and by these presents do bargain, sell, grant & confirm to the said Alfred Mordecai, a certain female negro slave, named Eugenia: to have and to hold the said female negro slave, and her future increase, to the only proper use and behoof of the said Alfred Mordecai, his executors, administrators and assigns forever. And I the said Cornelia J. Randolph, for myself, my executors and administrators, the said female negro slave, with her future increase, to the said Alfred Mordecai, his executors, administrators and assigns, against me, the said Cornelia J. Randolph, my executors, administrators and assigns, and against all and every other person and persons whatsoever, shall and will warrant and forever defend, by these presents. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed my seal, this eighteenth day of June, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty three.

Signed & Sealed Cornelia J. Randolph {seal}
in presence of
Lewis Randolph 18th June 1833.

The above Bill of sale is transferred by me to the above mentioned Woman Eugenia, whom, with her increase born since the date of the Bill, I hereby declare to be Free

A. Mordecai {seal} Witness
G. Talcott
MS (PHi: Society Miscellaneous Collection); bill of sale in the hand of Meriwether Lewis Randolph, signed by Cornelia J. Randolph; postscript manumission in the hand of Alfred Mordecai, signed by Mordecai and George Talcott, with postscript dateline at foot.
Author
Meriwether Lewis Randolph
Recipient
Alfred Mordecai
Peter Marks
Eugenia Hemings Marks
Date Range
Date
June 18, 1833
Collection