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Robbin : Deed of Manumission, Accomack County

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Know all men by these presence that I James Ashby of of Accomack County Virginia. Considering freedom from a state of slavery to be very desirable; and that it is the will of God, that the black people should be free, as well as the white people in society. have thought fit to manumit and sit free a negro man named Robbin, and by these presence do manumit, and sit free, and quit claim to him the said Robbin forever. In testimony whereof I have here unto sit my hand and affixed my seal this the 15th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and one. James Ashby (Seal) Executed in the presence of John West (his X mark)[,] Revel Sharrod