093 Road Book A – October 14, 1815

Whereas John Nagel of the Town of Poughkeepsie
in the County of Dutchess and State of New York farmer
has made application to us John Forbus and Robert
Noxon overseers of the poor of the Town of Poughkeepsie in
the county and state aforesaid in order to obtain a certificate
immediately before the manumission of his slave Elizabeth
Harris a woman of colour, said to be about twenty nine
years of age agreeable to an act of the legislature of the
state of New York entitled an act concerning slaves and
servants passed the eighth day of April in the year one
thousand eight hundred and one. We the said overseers having
examined the before named Elizabeth Harris 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
Tenth day of October in the year one thousand eight hun
dred and fifteen
John Forbus
Robert Noxon
In Presence of
Benjamin Forbus
Elias Taylor
Know all men by these presents that I John Nagle
of the Town of Poughkeepsie in the county of Dutchess and state of
New York farmer do hereby certify and make known that I have
this day set free and manumitted my slave Elizabeth Harris a
woman of colour about twenty nine years of age or thereabouts agree
able to an act of the legislature of the State of New York entitled an
act concerning slaves and servants passed the the eighth day of
April in the year one thousand eight hundred and one and do
hereby for myself and my legal representatives and every of them absolutely
fully and freely renounce all right of property that I heretofore had in
the said Elizabeth Harris and do 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 tenth day of October in the year
one thousand eight hundred and fifteen
John Nagel
Signed sealed and Delivered in Presence of
Benjamin Forbus
Elias Taylor
Recorded Octr 14th 1815
Daniel Hebard Town Clerk

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