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Peter : Deed of Manumission, Accomack County

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Know all men by these presents that I Arthur Emmerson of the County of Accomack in the Stae of Virginia do by these presents emancipate and set free from bondage the following Slaves to wit Peter, John, Robin, Phillis and her two children Nanny and Sall reserving to myself or my heirs the service of John until the thirty first day of December - which shall be in the year of one thousand eight hundred and two; also the time of service of Robin until the thirty first day of December which shall be in the year of one thousand eight hundred and four; likewise the time of service, of Sall and Nanny until they shall each ar[r]ive to the age of twenty one years and I do for myself and my-