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This bill of sale was issued by David Burge to Thomas Johnson as a receipt for Johnson's purchase of an African American slave named Martha for $800. Thomas Johnson was a Methodist minister and the founder of the Shawnee Methodist Mission. Johnson County, Kansas Territory, was named for Thomas Johnson.

Creator: Burge, David
Date: May 24, 1856

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Item Number: 5894
Call Number: Miscellaneous Coll. Alexander and Thomas Johnson
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 5894

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