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Deed of gift from John D. Terrell to his daughter, Alpha Neal, giving her a young slave woman "and her issue."

TRANSCRIPT INCLUDED. 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 shall have. This negroe is not to be subject to his sale or to his debts. In this way I do this, because a woman however industrious and careful -- sometimes cant [sic] take care of, nore defend her own property and rights."

Creator: John D. Terrell
Date: January 1, 1828
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Deed

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ALCOS Social Studies Content Standard:
Grade 4: Standard(s) 6
Grade 5: Standard(s) 11
Grade 9: Standard(s) 10
Grade 10: Standard(s) 9 13

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