Bill Of Sale
While cleaning out her parents’ attic, Jeanie Hans found a box of her grandfather’s possessions. Among some books and old gun manuals she found a disturbing document: an 1829 ‘Bill of Sale’ for the purchase of a 17-year old “negro girl” named Willoby.
The document has haunted Jeanie ever since she found it. She would like to know more about the young girl and asks History Detectives host Eduardo Pagán to find out what happened to Willoby.
Old Slave Mart Museum
6 Chalmers Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Francis Marion University
4822 East Palmetto Street
Florence, SC 29506
Marion County Archives & History Center
101 North Main Street
Marion, South Carolina 29571
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