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$400 Washington December 2nd 1840

Received of Joseph Bruin four hundred dollars, being in full for the purchase of Two Negros Slaves named Rachael and her child Jane the right and title of said Slaves I warrant and defend against the claims of all persons whatsoever, and likewise warrant them sound and healthy, and slaves for life. As witness, my hand and seal.

James B. G. Thornton {Seal}