To all People to whom these presents Shall
Come Greeting. Know ye that I Habijah Weld
of Attleborough In ye County of Bristol in His
Majesties Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in
New England Clerk. for and in Consideration of
the Sum of one Hundred and thirty pounds in
good Bills of Credit to me in Hand before ye Enseal
ing and Delivery of these Presents Well and truly
paid by Mr. William Clark of Attleborough afores'd
Physician ye Receipt whereof I do hereby acknow
ledge. Have Granted Bargained & Sold and by these
presents do Grant Bargain & Sell unto ye S'd
Mr Willm. Clark my Negro Woman Named Dido
aged about twenty three years. to Have and
to Hold ye S'd Negro Woman Unto ye S'd William
Clark His Executors administrators and assigns to His
and their only proper use Benefit and behoof for-
ever. and I ye S'd Habijah Weld for my Self my
Heirs Executors and Administrators do Covenant and agree
to and with Mr Willm Clark His Executors Admin
istrators & assigns. in manner & form following
that is to say that I am ye Rightful owner
of ye S'd Negro woman and will warrant
Him ye S'd Clark His Executors Administrators &
Assigns against ye Lawful Claims and Demands
of any person or Persons whatsoever In witness
whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & seal
the Seventeenth Day of January Anno Domini
one thousand seven Hundred thirty & six seven
and in ye tenth year of His Majesties Reign

Habijah Weld

Signed Sealed & Delivered
In Presence of us

Daniel Read

John Chadwick

[Endorsement]

Dr Wm. Clark's Deed from
Abijah Weld 1737 --

32.6 cm x 20.9 cm

From the Dolbeare family papers