Freedom Papers

Jacob Moore


Catherine Thompson frees Jacob Moore, her “mulatto slave.”

Partial Transcription

Know all Men by these Presents that I Catharine Thompson of Huntingdon County but now in Pittsburgh in the County of Allegheny for and in Consideration of the services which I have received from Jacob Moore my Mulatto slave Do now release and for ever set free the said Jacob Moore from all claim or claims which I ever had or now have and from all manner of claim or claims to servitude which by me my heirs or assigns or which by any other person or persons might or could be made in virtue of his being my former property I do release him the said Jacob   In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal this 6th day of March 1804 –

Signed & sealed in presence of us
Wm  Gazzam
John Reed Junr

Catherine Thompson  (Seal)

On the sixth day of March 1804 personally appeared before me William Gazzam a Justice of the Peace in and for the said County Catherine Thompson and acknowledged the above to be her hand and seal & her act & deed & desired the same might be recorded as such. —

Wm Gazzam    (Seal)

Recorded 6th March 1804