059-60 Road Book A – May 13, 1804

Whereas Samuel Luckey of the town of Poughkeepsie in the
County of Dutchess & State of New York Esquire has made
application to us William Emott and Thomas Nelson overseers ^ of the poor^ of
the town of Poughkeepsie in the County and State aforesaid
In order to obtain a certificate before the manumission of
his slave sebbe Morris a Black woman, said to be about
Forty ^two years of age Agreeable to an act of the legislature of
State of New York intitled an act concerning slaves and
servants passed the 8th day of April 1801 We the said overseers
having examined the before named slave sebbe do on mature
Deliberation hereby certify that she appears to be under the
age of fifty years and of sufficient ability to provide for
herself. Given under our hands at Poughkeepsie the
first day of May in the year one thousand Eight hundred
and four
Wil.m Emott
Thomas Nelson} overseers of the Poor
Witness Present
Peter T Maison
Henry Dodge  Know all men by these presents that I Samuel Luckey
of the town of Poughkeepsie in the County of Dutchess And
State of New York Esquire. Do hereby certify and make
knowin that I have this day set free and manumitted my
slave sebbe Morris a Negro woman who is about Forty two
years of age agreeable to an act of the legisature of the
State of New York entitled an act concerning slaves and servants
passed the ight day of April in the year one thousand Eight Hundred and one. And I do hereby for my self and legal Representatives and Every of them absolute fully and freely Renounce all right of property that I heretofore had in the said sebbe Morris and so acquit release & Discharge her from all and every ind of servitude or dependance as a  slave to me or any other person who may hereafter clame under me. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Poughkeepsie the first day of May in the year one thousand Eight hundred and four Signed sealed & Delivered In the presence of Peter R Maison Henry Dodge Recorded this 13th Day of May 1804 Richd Everitt Town Clark

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