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Know all men by these presents that I Jesse C. Ball of the County of Lancaster in the State of Virginia do hereby set free from Bondage my Servants Namely James a man aged fifty five, Peggy a woman aged fifty six, Will a boy aged four years old, And do for myself my Heirs, Executors Administrators and assigns releast unto the said Servants all my right and all claim whatsoever as to the property persons or to any Estate they have or may acquire hereby declaring the said Servants absolutely free without any interruption from me or any person claiming under me. In witness wherefore I have here unto set my hand and seal this 19th day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Ninty. Jesse C. Ball {seale}