The East Tennessean (Maryville, Blount Co. TN) October 26, 1855
In accordance with a decree of the county court of Blount County, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder, in the town of Morganton (now in Loudon Co. TN) on Saturday, the 3rd day of November next, two slaves belonging to the heirs of Harriett E. Fulkerson, deceased, viz: A girl named Tempa, aged about 28 years, and her child, named Nancy, aged about two months. Said slaves will be sold for the purpose of dividing the proceeds among said heirs. They will be sold together, on a credit of twelve months, bearing interest from date. Note with approved security will be required and a lien will be retained on said slaves until the purchase money is paid. J.C. McCoy, Clerk By, W.A. Walker, P.C.