089 Road Book A – May 5, 1814

Manumission of Anthony Williams

Whereas John Barns of the Town of Poughkeepsie in the /said/
county of Dutchess and State of New York Physician has made
application to us Robert Noxon and James Wilson overseers for
the Town of Poughkeepsie in the county and state aforesaid
in order to obtain a certificate immediately before the manu-
mission of his slave Anthony Williams a man of colour said to
be twenty six years of age agreeable to an act of the Legislature of
the state of New York entitled an act concerning slaves & servants
passed the eighth day of April 1801. We the said overseers having
examined the before named Anthony Williams do on mature delib-
eration hereby certify that he appears to be under the age of fifty years
and of sufficient ability to provide for himself Given under our
hands at Poughkeepsie the 28th day of March in the year
one thousand eight hundred and fourteen
Robert Noxon
James Wilson
Witness Present
A G Storm
Know all men by these presents that I John Barns of the
Town of Poughkeepsie in the county of Dutchess and state of
New York Physician do hereby certify and make known that
I have this day set free and manumitted my slave Anthony
Williams a man of colour, said to be /about/Twenty six years of
age or there abouts agreeable to an act of the Legislature of the
State of New York entitled an act concerning slaves and servants
passed the 8th day of April 1801 and do hereby for myself my
legal representatives and every of them absolutely fully and
freely renounce all right of property that I had heretofore in
the said Anthony Williams and do forever acquit release and
discharge him from all and every kind of servitude or dependance
as a slave to me or any other person who may hereafter claim
under me in witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal
at Poughkeepsie this 28th day of March one thousand eight hundred and
fourrteen
John Barns
Signed & Sealed in presence of
A B Swift
G Hyde
Recorded May 5th 1814 Dan.l Hebard Town Clerk

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