The Sale and Manumission of Regis, 1816
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Know all men by these presents, that the Corporation of Roman Catholic Clergymen for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and twenty dollars to the said Corporation paid by [blank] of Baltimore County in the State of Maryland, at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hath granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said [blank] his Executors and Administrators and Assigns, a negro boy named Regis, aged nineteen years or thereabouts, for the term of twelve years from the [blank] day of [blank] Eighteen hundred and sixteen.
To have and to hold the said negro boy Regis for and during the said term of twelve years from the [blank] day of eighteen hundred and sixteen unto the said [blank], his executors, administrators, or assigns. And the Corporation of the Roman Catholic Clergymen aforesaid in the State of Maryland for diverse and good causes and considerations thereunto moving, as also in further consideration of five dollars current money to the said Corporation paid, hath released from slavery, manumitted, liberated and set free, and by these presents doth hereby release from slavery, manumit and set free, the said negro boy named
Regis, being of the age of nineteen years, from and after the said term of twelve years to be paid from and after the [blank] day of [blank] eighteen hundred and twenty eight, and him the said negro boy named Regis, the said Corporation doth declare to be thenceforth and from and after the said term of twelve years, free, manumitted and discharged from all manner of servitude or service to the said [blank], his executors, administrators, or assigns, or to the said Corporation or its successors for ever. In testimony wherof whereof the said Corporation of the Roman Catholic Clergymen Catholic Clergymen by hath hereunto affixed the corporate seal of the said corporation and the said [blank] hath also hereto signed his name and affixed his seal, this [blank] day of [blank] eighteen hundred and sixteen, at George Town District of Columbia.
The foregoing instrument was signed, sealed and delivered in presence of us, and the corporated seal thereto affixed in our presence.
Sale of Negro Boy 1816