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                                        Marshal’s Sale


Whiting & Slark                                                                                            Circuit Court, US

      Vs                                                                                                             fi fa

Thomas Holliday                                                                                          to November Term 1840


By virtue of the above stated fi fa to me directed from the Circuit Court of the United States for the Southern District of Mississippi; I will expose to public sale for cash at the courthouse door of Gallatin in the county of Copiah on the 4th Monday of June 1840; all the right, title, and interest of Thomas Holliday, in and to the following described property, to wit, slaves: Lucy, Amelia, Willis, Tom, and Westley.


Levied on as the property of Thomas Holliday to satisfy debt and costs in the above stated case.


                                                                                                William M. Gwin, Marshal

                                                                                                C. G. Gilmer, Deputy


May 28, 1840


Published in the June 13, 1840 Southern Star in Copiah County, MS.


Transcriber’s note:  Remember that Thomas Holliday was the Sheriff of Copiah County at this time. It was common for people to put up slaves as collateral for a loan, and when they could not repay the loan, the slaves were sold or transferred to the person who made the loan.




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