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Know all men by these presents that I James Thomas of the County of Caroline, for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds specie in hand paid me by Edward Rouzee of the County of Essex (the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge) Have bargained sold & delivered and by these presents do bargain sell and deliver to said Rouzee One negro man slave named Sam, which negro Sam I do by these presents bind myself, my heirs &c to warrant & forever defend to said Rouzee & his heirs &c against the claim or claims of any person or persons whatever. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hands & seal this fourteenth day of January 1800 James Thomas [[circled]] seal [[/circled]] [[smudge]] Sign'd seal'd + deliv'd in presence of William Hoad William Hutchenson
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