097-98 Road Book A – June 20, 1816

Whereas Samuel Pinkney of the Town of Poughkeepsie
in the County of Dutchess and State of New York Merchant
has made application to us Robert Noxon and John Nelson
overseers of the poor of the Town of Poughkeepsie in the
County and State aforesaid in order to obtain a certify
cate, immediately before the manumission of his slave
Bet Pinkney a woman of colour, said to be about twenty
seven 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
1801. We the said overseers having examined the before
named Bet Pinkney, 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 twentieth day of
June in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixteen

Robert Noxon
John Nelson} overseers of Poor for the Town of Poughkeepsie

Witness Present
Richard Noxon
Thomas J. Nelson

Know all men by these presents that I Samuel Pinckney of the
Town of Poughkeepsie in the County of Dutchess and State of New
York Merch.t do hereby certify and make known that I have
this day set free and manumitted my slave Bet Pinckney a
woman of colour about twenty seven 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 the eighth
day of April 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 Bet Pinkney, 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
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Pough
keepsie the twentieth day of June in the year one thousand
eight hundred and sixteen
Samuel Pinkney
Signed and sealed
in the presence of
John Beckwith
Frederick Woodruff

Recorded the preceding June 20th
1816 Reuben B. Rudd Town Clerk

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