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Joshua : Deed of Manumission, Accomack County

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I William Milburn of the county of Accomack and state of Virginia do sit free from bondage my negro man Joshua aged forty four years or thereabout and do by these presents relinquish unto him all money or effects that he may acquire by his honest industry hereby declaring him the said Joshua free from my service and from all claiming by, from, or under me. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & affixed my seal this 18th day of Feby 1813. William Milbourn (seal) Signed sealed and acknowledged before Severn Wilson, John Milbourn. At a Court held for Accomack County the 29th day of March 1813. This deed of manumission from William Milburn to negro Joshua was proved by the oath of John Milburn a witness thereto and ordered to be recorded. Teste Richard D Bayly CAC