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Richard : Deed of Manumission, Accomack County

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Know all men by these Presents that I John Parker of Accomack County in the State of Virginia do by these presents emancipate and set free from bondage my negro man slave Richard and do for myself and all claiming under me for ever quit claim of in and unto all right title and Interest I heretofore have had in the said negro Richard, hereby declaring him free to all intents and purposes. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this 2d day of January 1797. John Parker Junr (seal) Teste Charles Stockly