Know all men by these presents that we JOHN HITE & CATHERINE HITE his wife of Jefferson County and WILLIAM ADAMS of Shelby County do by these presents emancipate and set free the following slaves (to wit) LEWIS, MILLY, HARRIETT, and SIMON.
In Testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this fifteenth day of March Eighteen hundred and thirteen
John Hite, teste
Shelby County Sct, March County Court, 1813
The written Convenant of Emancipation was produced into Court and Acknowledged by the within named John Hite by his act and deed and Ordered to be recoreded accordingly
Att James Craig, clerk
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