& Slark Circuit Court, US
November Term 1840
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.
M. Gwin, Marshal
G. Gilmer, Deputy
May 28, 1840
Published in the June 13, 1840 Southern Star in Copiah County, MS.
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.