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The sale of a slave

"Know all men by these presents, that I Elias Kerkendall, of the town of Minisink, County of Orange, and State of New York, for and in consideration of One hundred and Sixty-two dollars and fifty cents, of Henry Van Etten, do bargain and sell unto the said Van Etten, a certain Negro Wench, named Han, about twenty-five years old, to have and to hold as a slave forever, during her natural life, &c. And the said Elias Kerkendall will warrant and forever defend against any person and persons, etc."

"In witness whereunto I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the thirtieth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six."

                                 Signed, ELIAS COYKENDALL."  Witnesses:

   JAMES VAN FLEET, JR.
   YACOB W. VAN ETTEN.

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