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Re: manumission notes posted
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I added Richmond City and Petersburg manumissions to my site. Here's an interesting indenture I found in Petersburg Deed Book 2:
p.383, It is hereby mutually agreed between Joseph Cary Commander of the Beaufort of Virginia, N. America, on the one part and Andrew Cantor King at the Isles Delos, Africa, on the other part. The sd Andrew Cantor doth hereby grant permission to the boy Nimrod Numidicus to absent himself from his dominions & poucore(?) a voyage with sd Cary to America with the view of obtaining the Language of that Country as well as the manners Customs &c of the white people, the sd Boy Nimrod has likewise permission to bind himself to sd Cary for a Term, not exceeding seven years, provided the sd Cary become obligated to furnish sd Boy with good wholesome meat drink & wearing apparel & causes him to be instructed in the art of reading, writing & figures sufficient to keep a trade book. 14 June 1791. proved 6 July 1795.
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