History Detectives

Bill of Sale

Clip: Season 10 Episode 9 | 14m 33s | Video has closed captioning.

While cleaning out her parents’ attic in Kansas, 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. Jeanie wants to know more about this young girl. Jeanie asks host Eduardo Pagán to find out what happened to Willoby.

Aired: 01/08/13

Rating: NR

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