J.A. Bisaner Slave Bill-of-sale
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|Creator:||Bisaner, J. A.|
|Title:||J.A. Bisaner slave bill-of-sale|
A number of things can be determined from this document: it is a bill of sale dated January 2, 1865 for a slave named Loney. The buyer was N. A. Wingate & Co. of Charlotte, North Carolina; and the seller was J. A. Bisaner, of Lincolnton. At the time Loney was about twenty seven years old and was sold for $6,000 in Confederate currency. Because the Confederacy was in a state of decline at that time, the value of a Confederate dollar had eroded to about four cents in comparison to Northern currency. This bill of sale also serves as a letter to Bisaner's wife (un-named here), instructing her to deliver Loney to his new masters. One thing that is perplexing about this particular bill of sale is the fact that the buyer is not a individual person, but a company, apparently owned and operated by N. A. Wingate. The only thing we can know about Loney after he was sold is that he must have become a freedman about four or five months later, when emancipation was announced in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
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|Types:||Bills of sale | Text|
|Subjects:||N. A. Wingate & Co. | Slaves--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | Slavery--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County | United States, North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, 35.2466993, -80.8327591|
|Institution:||University of North Carolina Charlotte|
|Contributors:||J. Murrey Atkins Library (University of North Carolina at Charlotte). Special Collections|
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