The deed specifically protects the gift from the control of Alpha's husband: "...the said John Thomas Neal, may have the use of the said negroe [sic] girl while he lives, as a husband to his wife and a father to his children, but that is all he...
In the advertisement Bobo describes the slaves and their owner, Rufus K. Flax of Attalla County, Mississippi, to "come forward and conform to the statute of this State in such cases made and provided."
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