Moses Austin to Robert Wash, 02-28-1818
Summary: Sale of slaves.
Know all men by these Presents that I have this day bargained and
sold to Robert Wash of St Louis the five slaves following to wit:
l;st Richmond about the age of eighteen years; 2;nd Ellick about
the age of twenty five 3;rd Little Bill, about the age of twenty five
4;th Ralph—about the age of thirty and 5;th Baptiste—about the
age of fourteen for and in consideration of the sum of twenty five
hundred dollars to me in hand paid by the said R Wash the receipt
whereof is hereby acknowledged; The said slaves to be delivered
to the said Wash on the twenty
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this
Moses Austin [Seal] [Rubric]
signed, sealed and delivered In the presence of ROBERT C FARRIS.