Releasing Simon, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 1790

Here is the second manumission found in the deed books of Anne Arundel County, Maryland while I was at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. This record spans two pages. The cropped version is here and I have posted the full two pages at the bottom of this page.

Anne Arundel County, Maryland Deed Book: Liber NH no. 5, 1789-1793, pages 168-169, FHL film #13, 218

Know by these presents that I Stephen Steward Senior of West river Ann Arundel County for diverse good Causes and Considerations me thereunto moving hath given and granted unto my negro slave called Simon liberty freedom & manumission and by these presents do give and grant liberty, freedom and manumission and I do fully Exonerate & discharge the said Simon of and from all manner of bondage, slavery & servitude from me my heirs & Executors Administrators or assigns, In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day march in the year seventeen hundred and ninety-          Witness Stephen Steward (seal)

On the back of the foregoing manumission was then Endorsed to wit

Maryland, On the twentyeth day of march 1790, personally appeared the within named Stephen Steward before the subscriber one of the Judges of the General Court and acknowledged the within instrument of writing to be his act and deed according to the true intent and meaning thereof.
Acknowledged before J. Toy Chase




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