Didon : Deed of Manumission, Accomack County
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Know all men by these presents that I James Powell County & State of Virginia for good causes and consideration Hereunto moveing and by Virtue of an Act of the General Assembly of Virginia passed in the year of our Lord [illegible]. Intitled an Act to Authorise the Manumition of [illegible] hereby Imancipate and Set Absolutely free the following Negro Slaves as Follows To Wit a woman by name Didon to be free on New Years Day 1794 A Man by name Sam to be free on New years Day 1794 A Gairl [girl] by name Adah to be free on New years Day 1812 A gairl by name Mary Dito Ditto [to be free on New years Day] 1812 And I do hereby warrent and Defend the freedom of the above Siad [said] Negroes against my self my heirs Executors and Administrators Under the [illegible] Sum of £100 current money of Virginia In case of any at[t]empt to deprive them of that Liberty by us As above Granted to be Received by Each of the Above mentioned Negroes in Testimony whereof I hereto Set my hand & Seal This 24th Day of June 1793. James Powell (Seal)