Four manuscripts, 1834-1857, relate to enslaved African Americans owned by Lewis O達ryan, of Colleton District, S.C.
A 13 June 1834 bill of sale from William S. Price, Walterboro, S.C., conveys "two Negroes" for $550預 boy Limus, aged about twelve, and a girl Sue, aged ten years. A second bill of sale, 13 April 1841, documents O達ryan痴 purchase of five slaves, Hannah and four children, Joe, Kewa, Frank, and Daphney, from John Boyle via agent Tho[ma]s N. Gadsden. A receipt dated 22 April 1841 from William Furgerson, of Colleton District, acknowledges O達ryan痴 payment of $300 for Liddy, a girl aged about nine years.
Also present is an order in equity, 2 June 1857, to deliver slaves Sarah, Plenty, March, Jim, Harry, Clara, Nanny, and an infant child of Sarah to Lewis A. O達ryan, trustee for Margaret Jones under a marriage settlement in the case of Margaret Jones "by next friend" Lewis A. O達ryan v. Lewis M. Jones and Lewis O達ryan. The order was issued by J[ob] Johnston[e]; a true copy made 20 September 1861 bears the signature of W.F.B. Haynsworth.