Embro to Leah - Transcribed by Gail M. Walczyk
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Know all men by these presents that I Embro (Blackman) do by these presents emancipate and set free from Slavery my wife Leah having bought and paid for her and do for myself and my heirs forever Quit Claim of in and unto all my right title and Interest unto the said Leah as a Slave In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th day of January 1799 Teste Embro X his mark
At a court for Accomack County January 28th 1799 The Deed of Manumission from Embro to Leah was acknowledged by the sadi Embro as his Act and deed and ordered to be recorded Teste Litt Savage Clk Examd
_____. Accomack County Virginia Deeds 1797-1800, p. 261.