Court-Ordered Sale of Alexander Blair’s Slaves

In pursuance to an order of the Circuit Court for the county of Grainger, I will expose to public sale to the highest bidder on a credit of twelve months, on the 21st day of March, next, at the Courthouse in Rutledge, the following Negroes, which are of the estate of Alexander Blair, dec’d, (to-wit) Rose, Malinda and Rachael. The purchaser giving bond with approved security. Cash sufficient to defray the expenses of sale will be required down. John Blair, Executor Jan. 22th, 1840

Source: Knoxville Register, Wednesday , February 5, 1840

Transcribed by Robert McGinnis and used with his permission.

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