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Titus : Deed of Manumission, Accomack County

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I Thomas Cropper of Accomack County and State of Virginia for reasons appearing to me sufficient do by these presents for myself, my heirs &c emancipate, and for their lives set free and clear from slavery; the following slaves (viz) Titus a negro man, aged about Fifty years, Priscella a negro woman aged about Forty years; Delilah a woman aged about Forty years; My man Joshua aged about Twenty eight years, Ned a negro man aged about Twenty Nine years of age; George a negro boy aged about Twelve years of age, Samuel a negro boy aged about Nine years of age; The two boys George and Samuel to be free and clear from slavery at the age of Twenty one years. The negro woman Deliah above al[l]uded to is to be free at the death of John Cropper Senr if she survive him I having heretofore given the said Delilah to the said John to maintain and bring up a child of said Delilah; and I do by these presents oblige myself my heirs &c to maintain and support in a Christian like manner the aforesaid negro man Titus, Woman, Priscella (and Delilah after the death of John Cropper Senr.) when they shall fail in health and strength to maintain themselves. And I do by these presents affix the name of Joy to the above named Negroes. In Testimony whereof I have set my hand and affixed my seal this Twenty Fifth day of Decemr. Anno 1792. Thomas Cropper (Seal)