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1827 Emancipation of Nelson, Dinah and Dilly, slaves of Elias Harman, Giles, VA

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1827 Emancipation of Nelson, Dinah and Dilly, slaves of Elias Harman, Giles, VA

Posted: 1488476242000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Harman
"being fully persuaded that freedom is the natural right of all mankind - that God of one blood created all nations (Africa not excepted) and believing it therefore to be my duty to do unto all men as I would they should do unto me and having under me several slaves whom I have held hitherto as such namely, Nelson who was born about the year of 1792, Dinah who was born about the year 1785 and Dilly who was born about the year 1800 I do hereby emancipate and set free the above named slaves ..."
October 1827

Source:
Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1652-1983
Giles
Deed Book, Vol L, page 621

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