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described slave to writ. A negro boy, a dark griff. about five feet in height named "John", now aged nearly seventeen years, and a slave for life. And which slave the said Mrs. Briggs here declares she inherited from her mother the late Elizabeth Henderson, widow of Steven Richey of the Parish of Concordia in this State - with which declaration the purchaser avers he is satisfied.— To Have and To Hold the said described slave unto the purchaser his heirs and assigns forever.— And the said Mrs. Briggs here declares that she is selling the aforesaid slave for the purpose of appropriating the price of this sale to her own use and benefit.— By the annexed certificate of the Recorder of Mortgages of the Parish of Orleans, bearing date the thirtieth day of March of this year 1861, it appears that said slave is free of incumbrances in the name of said Mrs. Briggs, than the one she granted by act passed before J.W. Breedlove notary public on the fourteenth day of September 1860, in favor of the firm of Kennett Blood & Co. of this City, to secure the payment of twelve hundred dollars, being amount of a promissory note dated the 14th of September 1860, drawn by her, by, and with the authorization of her husband, to her own order, and by her endorsed and payable Six months after date, with interest from date at Eight percent per annum: and which note has been left with me Notary, being paid, to be cancelled.— And now to these presents intervened H. S. Blood, one of the members of the firm of Kennett Blood & Co. Mortgages aforesaid, and who hereby authorizes and empowers the Recorder of Mortgages of this Parish to cancel and erase said Mortgage according to law.— This done and passed in my office at the fourth district City of New Orleans, on the day, in the month and year aforesaid in the presence of Bernard Ryan Coffey and Kaspar Auch witnesses of age of this Parish, who have hereunto signed their names with said parties and me Notary after reading hereof.— Original signed — M. A. Briggs H.S. Blood, for — F. A Briggs Kennett Blood & Co. — James Roberts B. R. Coffey — Kaspar Auch — J. F. Coffey Not. Pub. — A true copy of the original act. New Orleans March 30th 1861. J.F. Coffey Not Pub Registered Conveyance Book H. fo 202 Parish of Jefferson April 2nd 1861 Emett Commogese [[ward?]]
There is a very faint circular seal impression, bottom left which is unreadable.
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