Original Document pertaining to Curry's sale.

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A research grant to study slavery and the Underground Railroad in Kentucky inspired, "A Promise Moon." I alluded to, or drew inspiration from my findings as I wrote my latest novel which is set during the Civil War. Did you notice that the corner was torn off? Back in the 1800's, a person would sign the document as a promise to pay. When the debt was paid, they tore their name off. It makes it hard to track many sales, but paper was scarce and a person's word was their bond. 


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