Emancipation of Eliza Jane

Title: Emancipation of Eliza Jane
Description: These documents include the bill of sale and the letter of emancipation for a slave, Eliza Jane. The bill of sale, signed and dated December 5, 1844 by Alexander Duncan, confers Eliza Jane and two other slaves to Jeremiah and Nancy Smith of Nodaway County, Missouri for the sum of $550. The letter of emancipation is signed and dated August 31, 1863 by Jeremiah and Nancy Smith. It states that the Smiths “forever set FREE a certain Woman of color, named Eliza Jane, aged twenty-five years.”
Owning organization: Nodaway County Historical Society
Document Type: legal_document
Publication Statement: General Collection, 1st floor, NE wall
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Nodaway County Historical Society at: 110 N. Walnut St., P.O. Box 324, Maryville, MO 64468, Phone: (660)582-8176, E-mail: nodawaymuseumresearch@embarqmail.com Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Nodaway County Historical Society. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Nodaway County Historical Society.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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