Freedom Papers

Julia Mason


Robert Mason of Pittsburgh buys his wife Julia’s freedom for the sum of $600.

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Julia Mason's Freedom Papers

Know all men by these presents that I, Robert Mason of the City of Pittsburgh County of Allegheny and State of Pennaxsylvania have manumitted mancipated and set free and Do hereby manumit emancexpate and set free July Mason my wife who has been a slave lebxorging to G. W. Baker of Winchester Virginia and purchased by me from said Baker for the sum of six hundard Dollars $600) the last payment of said sum being made Sept. 1851 Said Julia being a Colerxad Woman not very Dark and five feet two inches and three quarter in hixght and 35 years old.  In testemony Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of October A. D. 1851. Signed and Delivered in presence of

John A. Wills
J. V. L Maynxe

Robert Mason
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Recorded October 1” 1851