Slave Document
Manuscript Collection 340

This document is a contract for the sale of "Jack" in Southampton, Long Island, New York, dated the 21st of March, 1798. "Jack," aged 17 years and 5 months was conveyed from Josiah Hand to William H. Helme for a period of six years and seven months, and was then to be freed. The document itself consists of one legal size sheet, with writing on one side, and includes the signatures of both Hand and Helme, and witnesses Jesse Hedges and I. Hill.