Deed of sale for “Slave named Ezekiel” to Silas Casey
Whereas executions hath been executed and levied by me the Subscriber Elijah Johnson Deputy Sheriff in the County of Kent, in the colony of Rhode Island, slave named Ezekiel, as the estate of Benjamin Sheffield of North Kingstown, in the County of Kings County Oc. in order to satisfie and pay certain judgments of Court, recovered by Silas Casey of Warwick, in So. County of Kent, Merchant, which said Negro, according to Law was on the Twenty Sixth day of April A.D. 1766; sold at public vendue, and struck off to the said Silas Casey, (who was the highest bidder) for Forty Nine Pounds lawful money of said Colony. Therefore I the said Elijah Johnson do hereby acknowledge that (in my said capacity) I have received of the said Silas Casey the said sum of Forty Nine Pounds in like lawful money as afores. to and for the use above mentioned, which is in full for the said Negro as he was sold as abovesaid. As Witness my hand and seal, dated the Twenty Sixth day of April Anno Domini 1766.
Elijah Johnson D Srif