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Manumission of a slave, named Edy, by Wiliam Neel Virginia 1829

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Manumission of a slave, named Edy, by Wiliam Neel Virginia 1829

Posted: 1488474145000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Neel, Neal
Came across this deed in which William Neel acknowledges that "being fully persuaded that fredom 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 my care a Negro woman whom I held as a slave to wit Edy who was bound in my family on the seventeenth of May 1803 I do hereby Emancipate and set free the above named slave ..."
23 July 1829

Source: http://interactive.ancestry.com/9085/007644374_00245?pid=165...

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