024 Road Book A – November 19, 1790

Entered this nineteenth day of November 1790 the following Copy of the manumission of a negro slave viz:
We Peter Tappen & Tunis Tappen two of the Justices of of the Peace for the County of Dutchess and William Emott and William Ferry overseers of the Poor for the Town of Poughkeepsie in the County offoresaid, do hereby Certify that it appears to us that Francis a male negro Slave of Egbert Benson of the said Town is under the age of Fifty years and of Sufficient abilities to provide for himself. dated as above
Peter Tappen, Tunis Tappen, William Emott, William Ferry
The abovenamed Egbert Benson do hereby manumit and set at Liberty the above named. Dated the Day and year abovementioned – Egbert Benson

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