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Manumission of Gowan Pamphlet
Original Author: David Miller
Created: December 16, 1793
Medium: Court manumission document

Manumission of Gowan Pamphlet

A document dated December 16, 1793, states that the York County court has recorded a deed to "manumit emancipate and set free a Negro man named and called Gowin Pamphet." In September 1793, David Miller, the owner of Gowan Pamphlet, had drawn up a deed of manumission, in which he renounced "all Right title Interest claim and demand whatsoever to the said Slave." The court formally acknowledged and recorded the deed in December.

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