Know all Menby these Presents that I John Fellows
of Sheffield in the County of Berkshire Esq. for &
in Consideration of the sum of Sixty Pounds to
me in Hand well and truly paid by Theodore --
Sedgwick of said Sheffield Esq. here and by these
Presents bargain, sell and convey unto him the
said Theodore Sedgwick his Executors, Administrators
and Assigns, one Negro Woman named Ton and
about thirty years old, and one Negro Girl
named Bett, about four years old, to have
and to hold said Negro Woman & Negro Girl to him
the said Theodore Sedgwick his Executors, Administrators
and Assigns the said Negro Woman for and during
the Term of her natural Life and said Negro Girl
Untill she shall arrive at the Age of twenty one
years, and I the said John Fellows for my self
and Heirs, Executors & Administrators do covenant
promise & engage to and with said Theodore
Sedgwick his Executors, Administrators and Assigns
that I have good Right and lawful Authority
to bargain & sell the said Negros in Manner
aforesaid & that he the said Theodore Sedgwick
his Executors, Administrators & Assigns may & shall
Use, possess, and dispose of the said Negros for and
during the Term aforesd. by Force & Virtue of these
Presents, Witness my Hand & Seal this first Day
of July Anno Dom: 1777 --

John Fellows
Wm. Baron
Ebzr. Fellows

[Endorsement]

Genl. Fellows
1st July 1777
B. Sale of Sevt.

[Endorsement]

Genl. Fellows's Bill of
Sale of a Negro Woman

24.1 cm x 18.3 cm

From the Sedgwick family papers