Arnold, SC, Emancipation, 1810

ARNOLD, Benjamin, EMANCIPATION (Abstract)
Greenville County, SC Records, Volume H, page 369:

"I, Benjamin ARNOLD, paid $400 by PRINCE, a Negro lad slave and ROGER, his father, a man of colour, defend the aforesaid negroe in his freedom against myself, my heirs and assigns and against the legal claim of all persons whomsoever and the sd Negroe PRINCE is hereby declared free."

12 July 1810,

(S) Benjamin ARNOLD

Witnesses: David TRANUM, Joseph CAMP.

Recd Date 16 July 1810.

Greenville County, SC Records, Volume H, page 370:

"Agreeable to an act of Assembly, 20 Dec 1800, I, Hudson BERRY, JQ, being informed by Benjamin ARNOLD that he had an intention to emancipate and free a certain negroe named PRINCE, Persuant thereunto I issued summons to 5 freeholders who attended accordingly, the sd slave being present and after asking the sd ARNOLD, the questions on oath prescribed by law, do give the following Certificate (viz) We do hereby certify upon the exam of Benjamin ARNOLD on oath the owner of a certain slave named PRINCE about 12 years old ( 1798), four feet, 8 inches high, well made, satisfactory proof has been given to us that the sd slave, is not of bad character and is capable of gaining a livelihood by honest means. The sd ARNOLD having full authority over sd boy until he arrives at the age of twenty-one years."

Certified by us this 12 July 1810

(S) Hudson BERRY, JQ, Thomas HAMILTON, William WILLIAMS, David TRANUM, William DUNKLIN, James TRANUM.

Contributed by: Marilyn Goodgion,


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