Jeffrey : Deed of Manumission, Accomack County
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This may Sertifie [certify] that I David Matthews of Accomack County State of Virginia for Divers Causes me thereto moveing Do by these presance manumit Emancipate and forever Set free from Slavorey [Slavery] my two negro men Jeffrey and Tom Each upwards of Sixty years of age. In confirmation hereof I have to these presants Set my hand and affixed my Seal this 27 Day of October in the year of our Lord Seventeen hundred and ninety David Matthews (Seal) Test Stephen Riggin