Harlan, Emor: Petition, Petersburg
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For and in consideration of the sum of two hundred dollars to me in hand paid by Stephen Townes the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, I Robert Pleasants have bargained and sold unto the said Stephen Townes a negro man named Sharper for a certain term of years, that is from this time till the first day of September one thousand eight hundred and twenty two. and I hereby for myself my heirs &c warrant and defend the titles of the said negro for the aforesaid term of years to the said Stephen Townes his heirs &c against the claim and demand of all persons whatever as witness my hand and seal this fourteenth day of February One thousand eight hundred and fifteen[.] Robert Pleasants (Seal) In presence of John E Lemoine