Making History: Transcribe is made possible in part by federal funding provided through the Library Services and Technology Act program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Robbin : Deed of Manumission, Accomack County

image 1 of 2

Zoom in to read each word clearly.
Some images may have writing in several directions. To rotate an image, hold down shift-Alt and use your mouse to spin the image so it is readable.

This transcription is complete!

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