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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-5265;


Finding aid and scans (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3247. Bullitt (County, Kentucky) Circuit Court documents relating to the fate of an enslaved woman and her daughter, ordered to be sold in a judgment against Mahala Hornbeck’s husband, Isaac. Mahala obtained an order restraining the sale and placing the slaves in the sheriff’s custody. She then posted bond and successfully bid to hire the slaves until her complaint was adjudicated. Includes a photocopy of the consent order conveying title to the slaves to Mahala and her children upon payment by a trustee of the purchase money due to Isaac.


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