Lewis: Freedom Suit, Arlington County (Part 2 of 2)
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To all to whom these presents shall come Know Ye that I Anthony Addison of Prince Georges County in the State of Maryland for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving and for the sum of five dollars to me in hand paid the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge have manumitted, liberated and set free and by these presents do manumit, liberate and set free Negroe Johannah about twenty seven years of age, and the said negroe Johannah do hereby declare to be manumitted, emancipated and discharged from all manner of services to me and my heirs. And I do further for and consideration of the sum aforesaid, liberate, emancipate and set free the following negroes, children of the said Johannah after they have served their respective terms of servitude to Peter Savary and his heirs, to wit Negroe John born in May 1799 when he arrives to the age of thirty one years, Peter born in March 1801 when he arrives to the age of thirty one years, Lisette born at Christmas 1802 when she arrives to the age of twenty five years, Lewis born the the 10th of December 1803 after he arrives to the age of thirty one years, Louisa born the 1st of June 1806 when she arrives to the age of twenty five years, Augustus born the 30th November 1807 when he arrives to the age of thirty one years, Jeane born the 19th of May 1809 when she arrives to the age of twenty five years, and the said Negroes, after they have served the aforesaid Peter Savary their respective terms, I do hereby declare to be manumitted, liberated and discharged from all manner of service to me and my heirs forever. In whereof I do hereby set my hand and affix my seal this eighth day of October in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and nine[.] Ay Addison (Seal) Signed sealed and delivered in presence of John Addison Jon: B. Carr