Deed of emancipation of Sall Black, 1791 March 31

Title

Deed of emancipation of Sall Black, 1791 March 31

Subject

Black, Sall
Butterworth, Benjamin, 1736-1801
Quakers -- Virginia -- Campbell County
Slaves -- Emancipation -- Virginia -- Campbell County

Description

Deed of emancipation for Sall Black dated March 31, 1791. By this deed, Benjamin Butterworth recorded his intention to free his young female slave when she attained the age of 18 years. Butterworth, a Virginia Quaker, was able to free his slaves under the provisions of a manumission act passed by the Virginia legislature in 1782. The deed was recorded by the Campbell County court and affirmed by fellow Quakers Micajah Davis and William Davis and by Christopher Johnson. Robert Alexander signed the deed as clerk of the court.

Publisher

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Date

1791

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

MS 2001.20

Text

Recto


I Benjamin Butterworth Jr. of Campbell County being
possest of a Negroe girl Named Sall Black aged
Nine Years & Six Months do for myself & my Heirs,
Release unto the Said Sall Black all Claim or proten
tion of Claim whatsoever or to any Property She may
acquire after arriving to the Age of Eighteen Years
which will Happen in the Ninth Month. One thou-
=sand Seven Hundred & Ninety-nine In witness
whereof I have Hereunto Set my Hand & Seal this
31st. day of the 3rd Month 1791

Benj. Butterworth

Signd Seal'd &
Delivered in presence of
M. Davis afd
Wm Davis afd.
Christr Johnson


Verso


Butterworth
to 1 Emanc
Black
Recorded
236
Exd

Benja Butterworth Jr
To
Sall Black
Deed of
Emancipation

At A Court Held for Campbell County Septermber 6th
1792. The within Manumission was proved by the
solemn Affirmation of Micajah Davis & William
Davis and Ordered to be Recorded

Teste
R. Alexander Cl Cour

Original Format

Ink on paper

Files

MS2001-20-001.jpg
MS2001-20-002.jpg

Citation

“Deed of emancipation of Sall Black, 1791 March 31,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed October 18, 2018, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/517.