Thomas Mann Randolph’s Bill of Sale for a Slave

I hereby convey to Edmund Bacon for the sum of five hundred Dollars viz. in cash five hunded Dollrs and in his Note of hand 0 $. 0 cts due on demand, a full and indefeazible right title and Estate in a female slave Maria daughter of Iris, born at Edgehill, this day put into his possession, and I for myself, my heirs, Exts Adms &c. the said title to the said slave do forever Warrant and defend to the said Edm: Bacon his heirs or assigns:. Witness my hand & seal

this Oct. 9th 1818.

Th M Randolph {seal}

Done in presence

Dnl Colclaser
William F Cardin
James O Wallers
Facsimile of MS published in Hamilton W. Pierson, Jefferson at Monticello: The Private Life of Thomas Jefferson (New York: Charles Scribner, 1862), 96–97.
Date Range
October 9, 1818
Pierson, Jefferson at Monticello