19 February 2016

Sold In Montreal

Montreal In A Later Era

Slavery mentioned in the John Askin Papers, the sale unto John Turner...

"...To have and hold the said Negro-man by these Presents, bargained, sold, released, granted, and confirmed unto the said John Turner to the only proper Use and Behoof of the said John Turner, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns for & during the Term of his natural Life. And I the said Elijah Cooper for myself, Executors, and Administrators..."

"IN WITNESS whereof I the said Elijah Cooper hath here-unto set my Hand and Seal at Montreal aforesaid the eighteenth Day of February in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-five."

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