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I John Davis Senior of Surry County in Virginia being fully persuaded that freedom is the natural right of all mankind, and that it is my duty to do unto others as I would be done by in the like situation, and having under my care one negro man by the name of Mingo whom I have heretofore held as a Slave, aged about sixty five years; I do hereby emancipate and set free the said negro Mingo, and of for myself my heirs, executors and administrators relinquish all my right, like, interest and claim or pretention of claim whatsoever either to his persons or to any estate he may hereafter acquire, he the said Mingo to enjoy his full freedom without any interuption from me or any person claiming under me. In Witness whereof I have herein to set my hand and Seal this Twenty second day of June one thousand seven hundred and ninety two. John Davis {Seal} Signed Sealed and acknowledged in the presence of} John Pyland, Burwell Barham, Thomas Davis At a Court held for Surry County June 26th 1792 The within written Deed of Manumission from John Davis to negro Mingo was proved to be the act and deed of the said John by the oaths of John Pyland, Burwell Barham and Thomas Davis witnesses thereto and by the Court or deed to be recorded Teste Jacob Faulcon CSC