Montgomery-SC-1817

Leonora Gamble Montgomery freeing 2 mulatto families.

Sumter District, SC Deed BK ddp. 278-279
Salt Lake Number 0355679

State of South Carolina

Whereas Leonora Gamble MONTGOMERY of Clarendon County in the
State aforesaid appeared before me William MCDONALD on the
the Justices of the quoram in and for the said State and
District her intentions to emacndipate and set free her
Mulatto Woman SUSY and her four children viz DANIEL, DELAH,
LUCY, and BILLY, slaves.  Whereupon five respectable
Freeholders were summoned according to the las in that case
made and provided the Freeholdres being legally assembled
and the said Leonora Gambel MONTGOMERY being duly sworn ? to
the law the said William MCDONALD the Justice aforesaid and
the Freeholders made the necessary inquiries of her
respecting the character and ability of the said slaves to
gain a livelyhood in an honest way, and being fully
satisfied the said magistrate and freeholders granted the
following Certificate

We hereby Certify upon examination on oath of Leonora Gamble
MONTGOMERY the owner of Certain Mutallto Slave named SUSY
and her four Negro children named DANIEL, DELAH, LUCY, and
BILLY, she said Mulatto woman slave is about 35 years ols,
Daniel is abut 8 years old, Delah about 10 years old, Lucy
about 5 years old and Billy aobut 5 months old.... signed 7
April 1817.

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State of South Carolina

Whereas Leonora Gamble MONTGOMERY of Claremont County in the
state aforesaid appeared before me William MCDONALD one of
the Justices of the Quoram in and for the said state and
district her real intentions to Emancipate and set free her
Mulatto Woman named SARAH and her five children named MILLY,
UNITY, PHILLIS, BILLY and AMOS Slaves. ...

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