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Adah : Deed of Manumission, Accomack County

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Know all men by these presents that I Spencer Hickman of Accomack County in the State of Virginia for divers good causes me thereunto moving have liberated and set free from bondage, and do by these presents emancipate and set at Liberty my negro Slave by name of Adah, and do for my self and all persons claiming under me now or at any future time quit all claim of in and unto the said Adah. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and affixed my Seal the twenty seventh day of January 1794. Spencer Hickman (Seal) In presence of [blank]