040 Road Book A – July 27, 1799

October the 6 1799

To William Emott and John P Vemont
overseers of the poor of Poughkeepsie town
Gentelmen it is my Earnest Desire and
Request that you [decide] with all convenient speed
to manumitt my Black male slave Hannibal
aged about forty seven years or thereabout agreeable
to the Existing Laws of the state of New York
Your humble servent
John Willse
Witness [?]
James S Smith
Recorded this 27 Day of July
1799 Richd Everitt} Town Clark

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s