Freedom Papers

Peter Cosco


Peter Cosco buys his freedom from John McKee for 100 pounds, paid through “sundry obligations.”


Be it know to all men, that, I, John McKee, of Alleghn y County and State of Pennsylvania, do by these presents let free my negro man known by the name of Peter Cosco for the consideration of the sum of one hundred pounds, which he the said Peter has paid me by sundre y obligations in writing for the same. And he the said Peter has always behaved himself as an honest trusty servant. In witness whereof I have set my hand this third day of July one thousand seven hundred and ninety.                              

John McKee

Allegheny County, Ss. Acknowledged before me George Wallace, Esquire one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said County this third day of July one thousand seven and ninety.

Geo. Wallace


Recorded October 10th 1792