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Know all men by these presents that I Joseph Nevitt of the City of Alexandria in the state of Virignia for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars current money of the United States to me in hand paid by Joseph H Nevitt of the city of Washington in the District of Columbia the receipt whereof I the Joseph Nevitt do hereby acknowledge have given granted bargain and sold, and by these presents do give grant bargain and sell unto the said Joseph H Nevitt his executors administrators and assigns the following Negroes each of which until they shall be of the age of thirty years Mary aged about twenty years and her two children Ellen about two years Frank aged about six months also Negro Virginia aged about twelve years the said negroes to serve the said Joseph H Nevitt until they and each of them shall be thirty years of age To Have and to Hold the said negro slaves above bargained and sold or mentioned and intended so to be the said Joseph H Nevitt and I tho said Joseph Nevitt.