The Civil War in Primary Resources: An Exhibition by the Special Collections Library


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Paper placemat complimentary of the Saddle Restaurant, Murfreesboro and Shelbyville, TN. (Produced roughly 100 years after the end of the Civil War).

Sale of Land And Slaves.

By virtue of a decree of the County Court of Bedford made on the 4th of Oct., 1854, I will sell to the highest bidder, on a credit of one, two, and three years, the two last notes bearing interest from date, all those valuable lands on the barren Fork of Duck River in said county, now owned by the heirs of Joseph Holt dec’d and John L. Ayers. The lands will be sold in three separate lots. Sale at the late residence of said Holt on the 27th day of this month. The purchaser will be required to give notes with good security for the purchase money. (sum of $50 in cash.)

John H. Neal, clerk, 4th Oct., 1854

And by virtue of the decree aforesaid and at the same time and place the undersigned administrator of said estate will sell on a credit of twelve months, the purchasers to give notes with good security for the purchase money,

The Following Slaves:
Lucy about 49 years old,
Chaney “ 27 “ “
John “ 25 “ “
Sarah “ 22 “ “
Mary “ 17 “ “
Ann “ 17 “ “
Henry “ 15 “ “
Simon “ 12 “ “
Green “ 9 “ “
Woodly “ 7 “ “
Angenline “ 9 “ “
Martha a child of Chaney.
Lewis a child of Lucy.

Also, at the same time and place the said administrator will sell on the usual terms all of the balance of the personal estate of said Joseph Holt, consisting of Horses, Cattle, Hogs, Sheep, farming implements, Household furniture, Corn, Oats, Hay, Fodder, Wheat Rye, and other articles.

Oct. 4, 1854

Alexander Kimbr, Adm’r of the estate of Joseph Holt, Deceased

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U.S. Civil War 1861-1865, Restaurants, Slavery


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