Wiley M. Pearce bill of sale
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Wiley M. Pearce bill of sale

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Pearce, Wiley M.
Title: Wiley M. Pearce bill of sale
Dates: 1859
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1562

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one document, a bill of sale from Wiley M. Pearce to W.R. Phillips for a male slave named Wade, age 35. Phillips paid Pearce one thousand and twenty dollars for Wade. The sale took place on November 19, 1859 in Macon, Georgia. In the bill of sale, Pearce testifies that Wade is "sound and healthy both in body and mind."

Index Terms

Bills of sale.
Pearce, Wiley M.
Phillips, W. R.
Slave trade--Georgia--Macon.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Wiley M. Pearce bill of sale, MS 1562, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Alexander Autographs, Inc., 1996.


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.

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1Bill of sale, 1859