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Freeman, Sarah : Public Claim

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Whereas a certain negro man slave named Anthony belonging to the estate of Gerard Freeman deceased, condemned to be hung in the City of Richmond which punishment has been changed to transportation beyond the limits of this commonwealth, has been appraised to the sum of four hundred Dollars. And whereas Sarah Freeman widow and Relict of the said Gerard Freeman, was entitled to the use and benefit of the said slave during the term of her life. And whereas we the undersigned, heirs and devisees of the said Gerard Freeman, are willing that the said Sarah Freeman shall receive, have and use yearly and every year during her lifetime, the legal interest of the said four hundred dollars. Therefore We do agree hereby, that the said sum of four hundred dollars, shall be drawn, received and held by George Smith subject to the payment of the said annual interest to the said Sarah Freeman during her life, and at her death, to be equally divided among the legatees of the said Gerard Freeman. And I, the said Sarh Freeman, do hereby agree that the said George Smith shall draw, receive and hold the said sum of four hundred dollars on the terms and conditions aforesaid. In witness whereof We have hereunto set out hands