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Anne Arundel County Court, Manumission Record, 1807-1816
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Know all Men by these presents that I
John McDowell of the City of Annapolis in the State
of Maryland do hereby Manumit enfranchise and
Set free my Negro Man Joseph Williams and I release
him from that Slavery in which by the laws of the
Country he was born and hath hitherto lived and I
do by these presents declare that I hold him no
longer as a Slave but relinquish all the property
right and demand title in and over him the said
Joseph Williams which the laws of the aforesaid
State permitted and Authorised me to exercise as
the master and owner of the said Joseph Williams
In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand
and seal this eighth day of April in the year
of our lord Eighteen hundred and Seven
Test
          Joseph Evans
          William Warfield      John McDowell   (Seal)

on the back of the aforegoing was thus endorsed to wit
Anne Arundel County sct
                            Be it Remembered that on the
eighth day of April in the year Eighteen hundred
and Seven personally appeared before me one of the
Justices of the peace for said County the aforesaid
John McDowell and acknowledged the above
instrument of writing whereby the aforesaid Joseph
Williams is manumitted to be his Act and deed
In witness whereof the day and year aforesaid I
have hereunto Set my hand
Recorded the 11th of august 1807.
                                                       Joseph Sands


 
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