Carter, Daniel : Deed of Manumission, Accomack County
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Know all men by these presence that I James Ashby of Accomack County in the Commonwealth of Virginia considering freedom the natural right of all men black as well as white have thought fit to manumit and sit free a black man named Daniel Carter, and do by these presence manumit and sit free, and quit claim, to him forever, after the last day of December next. Said Daniel was left free by Colo. Henry Curtis in his last will & testament at the death of his (said Curtis's) wife. In testimony where of I the said James Ashby have here unto sit my hand and affixed by seal this the first day of May A. D. one thousand and eight hundred and fifteen. James Ashby (Seal) Executed in the presence of us } Solomon Bunting[,] Jesse Elliott