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Adam : Deed of Manumission, Accomack County

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Know all men by these presents that I Abel West of the County of Accomack have liberated manumitted and set free and by these presents do liberate manumit and set free a certain negroe man slave called Adam purchased by me out of the estate of Captain John West (son of Anthony) and I do hereby release the said Adam from all claim or claims of service to me, my heirs Executors & Administrators, hereby conveying and confirming to the said negroe Adam all the rights privileges and enjoyments of a free man that I can legally do. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this the Fourth day of May 1805. Abel West (Seal) Witnesses Jno S Kerr [,] Sam Waples