091-92 Road Book A – April 8, 1815

Whereas Abraham Adriance Esqr of the Town of Poughkeepsie
in the County of Dutchess and State of New York has made ap
plication to us James Wilson and Robert Noxon overseers of
the poor for the Town of Poughkeepsie in the county and state
aforesaid in order to obtain a certificate immediately before
the manumission of his slave Grace Vanderbelt a woman
of colour said to be about thirty 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 mentioned Grace Vanderbelt 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 3d day of April
in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifteen
James Wilson
Robert Noxon
In Presents of
John Adriance
Henry Power
Know all men by these presents that I Abraham Adri-
ance of the Town of Poughkeepsie in the county of Dutchess
and state of New York Esqr. do hereby certify and make known
that I have this day set free and manumitted my slave Grace
Vanderbilt a woman of colour said to be about thirty six
years of age or thereabouts agreeable to an act of the Legis
lature of the State of New York entitled an act concerning
slaves and servants passed the eighth day of April one thou
sand eight hundred and one and do hereby for myself my
legal representatives and every of them absolutely fully and
freely renounce all right of property that I heretofore had
in the said Grace Vanderbilt and forever acquit release
and discharge her 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 here
unto set my hand and seal at Poughkeepsie the third day
of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred
and fifteen Signed and sealed in
Presence of
Abm Bockee
Wm Bement
Abm Adriance
Recorded April 8th 1815
Daniel Hebard Town Clerk

 

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