Bill of Sale for 100 Pounds for "One Boy Named Limrick" from Mark Guthry to John Nealson in Charleston, March 1742

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This document is a bill of sale transferring ownership of a slave named Limrick from Mark Guthry to John Nealson in Charleston, South Carolina on 12 March 1742. The boy was sold for one hundred pounds and was given over to Nealson "forever."


Bill of Sale for one boy named Limrick. Slave Bill of Sale. S213003, Volume 002E, Page 00271, Date: 1740/03/7. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Columbia, South Carolina.

Correlating SC Social Studies Academic Standards:

Standard 8-1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the settlement of South Carolina and the United States by Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans.

Indicator 8-1.4 Explain the growth of the African American population during the colonial period and the significance of African Americans in the developing culture (e.g., Gullah) and economy of South Carolina, including the origins of African American slaves, the growth of the slave trade, the impact of population imbalance between African and European Americans, and the Stono Rebellion and subsequent laws to control the slave population.

Indicator 8-1.6  Explain how South Carolinians used natural, human, and political resources to gain economic prosperity, including trade with Barbados, rice planting, Eliza Lucas Pinckney and indigo planting, the slave trade, and the practice of mercantilism.


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