Cesar : Deed of Manumission, Accomack County
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Accomack Sct [scilicet] Know all men by these presents that I William Marsal of Accomack County and State of Virginia for Divers good Causes me thereunto Moving and more Especially believing Liberty to be their Just and Equable Right doe [do] by these presents mannomate [manumit] & Emancipate & forever set free from Slavery my Negro men Named Cesar & Tob each aged about forty years do forever Set the said Negroes free from me or any person claiming Under me and also my Negro boy Named Daniel aged nine years and also my negro boy Named Bill aged six years & also my negro girl Pheby Aged four years the Above said Negro Children Namely Daniel[,] Bill & Phebey to be free from Slavery at twenty One years of Age and Untill then to serve me or my heirs and for the better Understanding their Names I do Sir name them Gustus. And In testimony Whereof I to these presents my hand have Set & Seal affixed this twenty six Day of Apriel [April] Anno Domini 1790. William Marshall (Seal)