Citizens: Petition, Norfolk City
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Know all men by these presents that I, Seth March, of the Buro[ugh] of Norfo[lk]. State of Virginia, have manumitted, emancipated and set free, and by these presents do manumit, emancipate and set free, a negro man slave named Randall and sometimes called Randall Green who was sold and delivered to me by [proper?] [illegible], of the county of Nansemond, on the 12th day of August 1844. And I hereby declare him the said Randall to be entirely liberated from slavery, and entitled to all the rights and privileges of a free person with which it is in my pervue to vest him. He the said Randall hereby emancipated, is a man of light complexion, about six feet [blank ] inches high, and will be 38 years old on the [blank] day of May in the year 1845. In witness whereof I Seth March, have hereunto set my hand, and affixed my seal, this 18th day of March, in the year 1845. S. March (Seal) Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Henry B. Reardon Sam'l R. Borum