100-101 Road Book A – December 17, 1817

Whereas John B Van Wyck of the Town of Poughkeepsie in
the County of Dutchess and State of New York Gentleman has
made application to us Robert Noxon and John Nelson
overseers of the poor of the Town of Poughkeepsie County
and State aforesaid in order to obtain a certificate
immediately before the manumission of Phebe his fem
ale slave of colour, said to be about forty 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 One thousand
eight hundred and one, we the said overseers having
examined the before named Phebe do on mature
deliberation, hereby certify that she appears to be
under the age of forty five and of sufficient ability
to provide for herself – given under our hands at
Poughkeepsie the 17 day of December in the year one
thousand eight hundred and seventeen __
John Nelson
Robert Noxon

In presence off} Anna Noxon

Know all men by these presents that I John B Van Wyck
of the Town of Poughkeepsie in the County of Dutchess and
State of New York, do hereby certify and make known that
I have this day set free and manumitted Phebe my Slave
a woman of colour said to be about forty years of age
agreeable to an act of the Ligislaure of the State of New
York entitled an act concerning slaves and servants, pass
=ed the the eighth day of April one thousand eight
hundred and one, and do hereby for myself and legal rep
resentation and every of them, Absolutely, fully and freely
renounce all right of property that I have heretofore had in
the said Phebe, and do forever quit claim [??] 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 hereunto set my hand and seal at
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Poughkeepsie the seventeenth day of December
in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventeen
John B Van Wyck
Signed and sealed
in the presents off}
Anna Noxon.

Recorded the above
December the 19 1817 AG Storm Town Clerk

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