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To all christian People to whom these presents shall come greeting Know ye that I Arthur Roberts of the county of Accomack & parish of George for divers good causes & considerations are hereunto moving but more especially for the meritorious services of a Certain Slave named London have and by these presents do manumit as Act of Liberty my Slave aforesaid named London hereby for myself my heirs executors & administrators forever relinquishing all my right title & interest of in & unto the said Slave London In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this 30th day of December 1788 Arthur Roberts {seal} at a court held in Accomack county December 30 1788 This deed of manumission was acknowledged by the said Arthur Roberts as his act & deed and ordered to be recorded Littleton Savage [CS?]