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Know: all Men by these presents that I Joel Youel of the County of Madison and State of Virginia, for and in consideration of the Sum of two hundred and fifty Dollars to me in hand paid by Jesse Nalle of the County of Culpeper and State afore said, the receipt whereof I do hereby, acknowledge, have bargained & sold and delivered, and by these presents do bargain and sell and deliver unto the said Jesse Nalle, a Negro Girl named Silay and aged Near about Seventeen years - to have & to hold the said Negro Silay unto the only proper use and Behoof of him the said Jesse Nalle his Heirs, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, for ever. And I do hereby for and against my self my Heirs,Executors, and administrators, and every person Whomsoever warrant the said Negro, unto the said Jesse Nalle; his Heirs, Executors, Admins, and Assigns Intestomoney whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my Name and affixed my seal this the twenty [illegible] day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred & nine Joel Youel [seal}

sealed and delivered in the presants of John Fink Polly Dear