Bills of Sale/Manumissions - Ann Cherry Bill of Sale
Agreement with Christian Anton the Negro, about his Wife Ann C. formerly Margaret the Mulatto woman.
Whereas Christian Anton of Emaus in the County of Northampton in the Province of Pensylvania [sic] Free Negro, with the consent of Joseph, alias August Gottlieb Spangenberg of Bethlehem in the County of Northampton in the Province of Pensylvania, Clerk, and Peter Boehler of the same place, Clerk, Executors of the late David Nitschman of Bethlehem aforesaid, is going to be married with the said Joseph, alias August Gottlieb Spangenbergs & Peter Boehlers Mulatto Woman Ann Cherry, whose name before baptism was Margaret, & who was bought by the late David Nitschman aforesaid of Saint Green, Millwright of Oxford Township in Sussex County & Province of West New Jersey for the sum of fifty pounds of lawfull [sic] money of Pensylvania. It is this day agreed on between the said two parties, that if the said Christian Anton pay unto Joseph alias August Gottlieb Spangenberg & Peter Boehler or their Executors Administrators or Assigns yearly the interest of the said sum at the rate of six per cent, and as much of the said capital of fifty pounds, as he shall be able, untill [sic] the whole capital & interest be paid off, that then they the said Joseph, alias August Gottlieb Spangenberg & Peter Boehler or their Executors Administrators or Assigns, shall give up unto the said Christian Anton the Bill of Sale whereby the said Ann Cherry was bound to the said David Nitschman & that both the said Ann Cherry and her issue which shall then be born, be quite free.
But in case the said Christian Anton should not pay off the said capital, that then the said Ann Cherry and her issue remain bound unto the said Joseph alias August Spangenberg and Peter Boehler their Executors Administrators or Assigns as she now is. In witness whereof both parties have interchangeably set their Hands & Seals to these presents, the eighth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty two.
Christian Antons Mark
Sealed & delivered in the presence of use
Updated: 17 May 2002