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I Philip Davis of Southhampton County in Virginia being fully persuaded that freedom is the natural right of all making and that it is my duty to do unto others as I would desire to be done by in the like situation and having under my care a negro woman named Sier about twenty years of age whom I have heretofore held as a slave I hereby emancipate and let her free I do for myself my heirs Executors adn Administrators relinquish all my right title interested a claim as [inlegible] of claim whatsoever within to her person or to any estate that may acquire hereafter and to enjoy her freedom without any interruption from me or any person claiming by from or under me in [illegible] where of I have hereunto let my hand and seal this 10th day of May in the year of our lord 1784 Southhampton VA June Court 1784 Philip Davis came into court acknowledge the above writing fr the manumission of Sier as his act and deed [illegible] Sam Kello, A