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...
Thomason exchanged a twenty-four-year-old woman named Angeline for a twenty-three-year-old woman named Alpha. He then sold Alpha to L. G. Dye for $3,000. This copy of the bill was made on April 26, 1869.
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