072 Road Book A – December 18, 1807

Articles of agreement made and concluded on between Joseph Scott of the Town of Kinderhook, County  of Columbia, and State of New York, and James his Negro Slave as follows, to wit, I, the said Joseph Scott for myself, my heirs, Executors, and Administrators, do hereby Covenant promise & Agree to and with James my slave aforesaid, that in case he the said james, shall well & faithfully serve James Sleght Esq.r as a servant at all Lawfull service, for the Term of Six months and an half, after the date hereof, and shall like= -wise by the hands of the said James Sleght Esq.r or his agent, pay me the sum of forty Dollars current money of the state aforesaid, That then and upon his the slaves performing, and faithfully fulfilling the above promises and conditions, I do hereby pronounce him the said  James a free man, and entirely clear of all demands I hold against him, for myself, my heirs, Executors,  and Administrators forever, Signed Sealed and delivered this seventeenth day of february in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred & seven — 1807 — Joseph Scott In witness of S DeRiemer James Sleght

Hackensack December 15th 1807 Received of James Bradford 40 Dollars in full of all demands Joseph Scott Witness present Abraham Staats  Fishkill town December 18, 1807 Rec.d of James Bradford full satisfaction for services rendered by him according to an article Executed by him to me, bearing date Feby 17th, 1807 James Sleght Recorded this 25th Decem.r 1807 Attest Eben.r Badger Town Clark

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