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Frank : Deed of Manumission, Accomack County

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Know all men by these presents that we William Silverthorn and Joseph Waggerman both of the parish & County of Accomack & state of Virginia are held and firmly bound unto James Dunkin of the same place in the first and full sum of Eighty pounds current money of Virg[ini]a. To be paid unto the said James Dunkin, his heirs, executs, Adms or assigns. For the faithful performance of which we bind our selves each of us and each of our heirs, executs, and adms jointly and severally firmly by their presents sealed with our seals and dated this fourteenth day of December anno domni 1792. The above obligation is given upon the conditions hereafter mentioned, that whereas the above bound Wm. Silverthorn & Joseph Waggerman hath this day covenanted with the afsd [aforesaid] James Dunkin for a certain negroe man by the name of Francis for the sum of forty pounds curr[en]t money to be paid in the following manner viz ten pounds the first day of Jany next 1793 ten pounds the first day of Jany 1794. Ten pounds the first day of Jany 1795 and Ten pounds the first day of Jany 1796 (making up the above Forty pounds as above provided nevertheless that if the said negro Francis should die within the above term of years then the above bound Silverthorn & Waggerman to pay proportionable to the time of life Now if the above bound Wm Silverthorn and Joseph Waggerman or either of them or either [turn over]