Deposition, 1791, Accomack County, Va., given by Wealthy Bayley, Sarah (Smith) Lyon, John Smith, and Garrot Topping concerning Southy, an African-American slave of Levin Joynes.
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Jn. Smith Accomack County, Virginia 1791 Littleton Savage clerk of the court of the County aforesaid Doth hereby Certify that Southy a negroe the subject of the foregoing deposition never was manumitted by any deed or [instrument of writing?] whatever of record in the Court of the said County nor did the [illegible] in two of the depositions [illegible] [ever oblige her freedom?] [illegible] That if the said Southy [illegible] hath a certificate [with?] [illegible] [absolute?] forgery [illegible] [certify that?] Tully Wise [Gentleman?] [illegible] were [illegible] subscribed is an acting justice of the peace for the County aforesd and that full faith and credit is and ought to be [given to any thing?] by him so certified or [subscribed?]
Given under my hand and seal of the County this Twenty third day of September one thousand Seven hundred and Ninety one and in the Sixteenth year of the Common-Wealth Littleton Savage