Tenah : Deed of Manumission, Accomack County
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Know all men by these presants that I Joakim Michael of Mesongo Accomack County Virginia for Divers good causes but more Especialy [especially] being convinced it is their Just Equitable Right Doe [do] by these presants manumit Emancipate and for Ever Set free from Slavoury my Several negrores (Viz) tenah & Jenifer tenah supposed to be fifty years of age Candis about forty five[,] Joshua twenty four[,] Jenefer twenty one[.] In Confirmation hereof I have set my hand and affixed my Seal this Eighth Day of April 1788[.] Jackim Michael (Seal) In presance of Shadrack Cheshire[,] James Cheshire[,] Mr Miflen please to make a Record for me Jackim Michael