STATE OF ALABAMA Jefferson County
DEEDS – WILLS – ADMINISTRATIONS 1836-Vol. 6-1839
CHATTEL MORTGAGE Page 173
WILLIAM G. LINTHICUM to Richard Tankersly, both of Jefferson Co. Ala.
Enslaved Person: negro-man slave named Balsam of black complextion about 35 or 40 yrs old
Premises. 1 negro man slave named Balsam of black complexion about 35 or 40 years old. Whereas Linthicum is indebted to Tankersly in the sum of $500 borrowed money for the use of said money he gives the services of the above slave until same will be repaid Dec. 25,
1838, now Linthicum being willing to secure the payment of the above debt, executes this mortgage. Dated Jan. 23, 1838. Ack. before B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct. Jan. 23, Filed Jan.
23, Recorded Jan. 25, 1838. B.E. Grace, Clk. Co. Ct.