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I hereby emancipate and set free my Negro's as follows - Alfred Pitts aged upwards of forty years, his wife Sally Pitts, aged upwards of forty years, also their two children Martha and Mary. Martha's age about Six years and Mary's age about four years, and I hereby Warrant to each and all of them their freedom, free from the claim of myself and my heirs. Witness my hand and Seal this 21st January 1847 Samuel R. Adams {Seal} Sealed & delivered in the presence of David Appick W B Price W.D.Corse