Harwich March 1760
Received of Benjamin Bangs Twenty five pounds Thirteen Shillings and four pence in full equally between us of sale for a negro woman named Sarah which formerly [belonged] to Thomas Clark Esq and his wife Mrs Patience Clark both deceased in consideration whereof we do hereby sell & warrant the above negro woman to him to Bangs and his heirs during her life against the claim of any person whatsoever. In witness whereof we ____ set our hands this eleventh day of March Anno Domini 1760 – (for) Thomas Clark – Seth Clark
In presence of
Harwich March 11th 1760
Whereas we the subscribed having this day sold a negro woman named sarah to Benj’n Bangs and he has paid us in full: and the said negro having some time ago had the Kings Evill which is judged now to be cured but in case the said negro should not be cured or have the said Distemper upon her within two years from the date she may be judged to be by a Doctor so as to be to the damage of said Bangs we hereby promise to return the sum of 26 (pounds) – 13 (shillings) – 4(pence) Law? money onto make the damage good as we shall agree witness our hand in presence of – (for) Thomas Clark – Seth Clark
Thomas Clark likely refers to Thomas Clark (1672–1759) who second married (on 14 Dec 1743 Harwich) Patience Hall (1679–1756). Seth Clark likely refers to Seth Clark (1709–1795) of above Thomas Clark.
Benjamin Bangs likely refers to Benjamin Bangs (1721–1769) who married (on 4 Jan 1750) Desire Dillingham (1729–1897).