Will : Deed of Manumission, Accomack County
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Know all men by these presents that I Alicia Godfrey of Accomack and State of Virginia do hereby Emancipate Will a couloured [colored] man devised to me by the last Will & Testament of Elizabeth Douglas decd, and in compliance with said testament and in consequence of the good conduct of said couloured man Will I do hereby declare him free, by the name of William Douglas. In testimony I hereunto set my hand and seal this 17th day of August 1816. Alicia her x mark Godfrey In presence of Samuel Donning[,] John Curtis[,] Wm Heddeman[,] Peter Hack