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MariaTo all people to whom these presents shall come Greeting: Whereas David Errells of Southamp. Township in the County of Franklin was posessed of a Negro Girl at the passing of the act for the gradual abolition of Slavery in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty, aged now twenty eight years. And whereas it never was my intention to hold the said Negro Girl Mariah a slave and therefore did not record her according to Law. And whereas I am descious (??) of securing the freedom of the said negro, and of publicly manifesting the same. Wherefore I do by these presents release and for ever quit claim to the said negro and undertake for myself my heirs and asigns that she shall be henceforth from me and them free to all intnets and purposes. In withness whereof the said David Errell hath hereunto set his hand and seal this twenty sixth day of August 1797. David Arrel Sealed and delivered in the presence of us Michal Strout. John Riddle Franklin County. Be it remembered that on the 26th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and appeared David Errells in the above instrument of writing named and acknowledged the same as and for his act and deed. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the date. John Riddle .r. Q(L f7(L LFt/TO ✓ne + } iul.,tua'AJJ J.4oJL CO/fw 4 &&i1q: (fiylNLQO LG (Df9vl(I of ✓o Q7> L. ''1Camo/Hii (a. i/lG o[Nt g 6 ia kiu. mea fuJ 4r -ofaN.a.a L dt Y/w k+tq t r/ LI/ 9f ..at. o.6oidYion• o awuf ciu Z/T. Ytaa. m+ lRnuraag-/uxe0 u tru"VOr.os. Am<e viii Jus. rz-iuvwuao n nTisiLery Io'P O #c a: au9ar ufi mda4k a if a lfwe 4c'd tl u&VW arrorsria Saar, C2MG ml rruo IMX da4i&" 0 A" y O&Azivm o/A aed, V/m-, ewn eelff i_ri64 aterujrotrrz8YF71L, /O tfawf.o dr8 pili6psofc 'wyyyc nZJ r IeW 444 a J da C46E M 3(y Ai, ®[91P /uavrK+lL n Jr/ fes(! /9/JAr % Jrzj/w i1&1h&a9 L /1/ t yy " , f1eG i /IfNlc1 (1 rDyfya&Ntffh a49 uu '1pWu` 0 'k• r rof Guo 2/Ora o 11sXA" 7Lstlu 'HN 4 4J G N/l0 i ({w N . d/slb'-Ydr/uiu M:'b i rrrauu r rt0 ../(rc i[[ vvuY ii . `AtseG e 96a ra.,Fir: fanur4 J. d rZ :ss>wn6 .. -1.4af eh. aC da dot ov 4kYc e oru aParBeru. drarsaa .w en s x au-mem L% udiai6u 'mw e ¢ a ii - t'Uaai tn, af ri7iii Ospn a ur+en el r9 rad'(Prr )/u ri Y/f a6opvr-yeeeY2,wr,rnl of mai#iirQQ aouup++J ann5 ae,hr . HJ / J anw aocr '- 1,'n 7uJ ait PLdrrJ' l, urTt lt/i uOartD .,TRarK l7LtCLA .' i-1w4 ,Gt r//' r i' B ? olh,. `AL u