• First African American Named To South Carolina Land Post

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    WILLIAM J. MCKINLAY was the first African American to be Register of Mesne Conveyance in America.  He was named Register for the County of Charleston, SC, in December 1869. A copy of the statute and his death certificate, listing him as Mulatto, are included.

     

    4 pp, 10 ½ x 15 ¾ DS, by McKinlay being a real estate title, June 24, 1876, for a lot of land owned bought by Frederick Berkhan of Charleston for four thousand dollars.

     

    A very fine document. Folds, toning, one fold break, but still nicely intact with the green seal present.

     

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