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Friday, January 2, 2015

Friend of Friends Friday: Sale of Wm. W. Miller's Slaves

Nashville Daily Patriot, 31 December 1855, page 1


By virtue of the last will and testament of Wm. W. Miller, deceased, and the authority conferred upon me by regular power of Attorney, from the heirs and devisees of Wm. W. Miller, deceased, I will proceed and sell on

Friday the 4th of January, 1856.

The very valuable and highly improved farm upon which Miller reside at the time of his death, containing 411 acres of the finest quality and convenient to Schools and Churches. This land lies within half a mile of Bellbuckle depot, in Bedford county, on the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, and cannot be surpassed for fertility. Also, the following slaves:

 Adeline, aged 38 years;|Morgan, aged 10 years;
 Victoria, aged 5 years;|Sylla, aged 3 years;
 Julia, aged 10 years;|Clement, aged 6 years;
 Samuel, aged 4 years;|Ned, aged 20 years.
 Lawyer, aged 18 years;|Clay, aged 11 years.

TERMS -- The land will be sold on a credit of one, two, and three years, except $500 to be paid in cash. The negroes will be sold on a credit of twelve months. Bond and security will be required from the purchasers, and a lien retained on the land until the purchase money is paid.
                  All persons indebted to said estate are requested to come forward and make payment, and those having claims are requested to present them for payment in the time prescribed by law.

                                                                         J.M. MILLER,
dec3-w8t                                                                              Executor, &c.

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