Legal agreement between James M. Disbrow and N. M. Disbrow to trade a two-wheeled carriage for a slave

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Legal agreement between James M. Disbrow and N. M. Disbrow to trade a two-wheeled carriage for a slave

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Title: Legal agreement between James M. Disbrow and N. M. Disbrow to trade a two-wheeled carriage for a slave
Author: Disbrow, James M.
Description: “Know all men by these presents that I James M. Disbrow hav bought a Certain Black girl Named Harriet of N.M. Disbrow For the Sum of Fifty Dollars in the following way wich is to say I James M. Disbrow agreas to Take the old gig that I got of Rose & New fellow [felloe-individual segment of wood inside iron wheel tire ring] both wheals & Make a new body complete & New Boisin [basin?] That I J.M. Disbrow agreas to find all the Iron and Thurribraces [Thuroughbraces-leather straps that secure the body of the gig to the axles?] & Studdying Strappig, find all the wood and do all the wood work, in A workmanlike manner to complete A Sulkey [Sulky-two wheeled cart with only a seat] & Do the same within Thirty Days from this Date, or In Case I Neglect or Refuse to Complete the above Specified work within the above Time, Then I the Subscriber Do Hereby agree To pay to the sd [abbreviation for said] N.M. Disbrow the sum of Fifty Dollars without Defertration [meaning not to defer? A lot of clerks would write words out phonetically, so maybe this one pronounced defer with a “t” on the end?] or Disreat [disrate?] and this Investment is Not to Interfear with any other Business whatsoever, as Witness my hand & Seal this fifth day of October Eighteen Hundred and Thirty Two 1832 Witness Present James M. Disbrow Joseph Bennett”
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10929/69516
Date: 1832-10-05


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