Thomas B. Smith bill of sale
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Thomas B. Smith bill of sale

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Smith, Thomas B.
Title: Thomas B. Smith bill of sale
Dates: 1850
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1025

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available for Thomas B. Smith

Nicholas Cruger (1813-1872) was born in South Carolina. He became the senior partner in the Savannah mercantile firm of Cruger and Wade until 1856 when the partnership dissolved. He was president of the Chatham Mutual Loan Association in 1851. Cruger was last noted in the Savannah tax digest in 1859 and may have left Savannah in the early 1860s.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of an 1850 bill of sale from Thomas B. Smith for a "mulatto" woman to Nicholas Cruger. She was sold for $750.00.

Index Terms

Bills of sale.
Cruger, Nicholas, 1813-1872.
Slave trade--Georgia--Savannah.
Smith, Thomas B.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Thomas B. Smith bill of sale, MS 1025, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Bill of sale, 1850 December 13
Purchase by Nicholas Cruger of a mulatto woman for $750.00 from Thomas B. Smith.