Bond Agreement, Henry County, Virginia, December 7, 1804.
An Eminent Local as Guarantor and a "Negro Woman Named Tiggy" as Collateral [Slavery]. [Virginia]. [Bond Agreement to Settle a Debt]. Henry and Patrick Counties, [Virginia], December 7, 1804. 12-1/2" x 8" part-printed document inscribed in neat hand, signed by William Banks, Jr. and docketed on verso. Moderate toning, light soiling, horizontal and vertical fold lines, small holes along main horizontal fold line just touching a letter of text. $1,250. * This document, a clerical copy, outlines an agreement by Samuel Brewer Jr. to pay David Perkins[?] $25.24 and additional legal costs of $7.62. George Hairston [1750-1825], the prominent Virginia planter, politician and Revolutionary War officer, served as the guarantor. Notably, Brewer's collateral was "one Negro Woman named Tiggy," held at the Patrick County sheriff's office until the debt was discharged.
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