George : Deed of Manumission, Accomack County
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I Crippen Taylor of the County of Accomack being under a conscencious vestion that nature & providence decrees to every individual of the human race personal liberty subject however to such reasonable conditions as society me prescribes hath & by these presents doth emancipate & set free a negro boy slave named George who he the said Cuppen did purchase from Satatech Fitchett & his brethren meaning that the freedom of the afsaid George shall commence & take place on the first day of January one thousand eight hundred & twelve. Witness my hand & seal Cripper Taylor (seal) Executed in presence of John [Teach? Teackle?] Jacker [Park?]