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Know all men by these presents that I John Burton of the County of Accomack and State of Virginia do by these presents emancipate and set free from slavery the following slaves, to wit, Robin, Jacob, Leah & Miriam, hereby declaring them to be free from me and all persons claiming under me. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the twentieth day of January 1793. Jno. Burton (Seal)