In 1995 I published my first book 'Chains Unbound: Slave Emancipations in Greenwich, Connecticut.' My original intention was for it to be used as an educational resource. This is an online companion site that I've created, especially for those of you utilizing online resources and smartphones. I've also included additional items and news articles not found in the 1995 edition. Jeffrey Bingham Mead, Historian and Author. October 13, 2014.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Emancipation of Cloe by Amos Mead (1795)

by Amos Mead
Volume 13, Page 595
Signed: September 26, 1795
Recorded: September 26, 1795

State of Connecticut Fairfield County ss  
These certify that upon application 
made this day to us the Subscribers Justices of the peace in and for said County of Fairfield
by Amos Mead Esq. of Greenwich expressing his desire to emancipate and make free his 
certain negro woman Cloe, And according to the Statute Law of this State in such
case provided entitled we have enquired and find the said Cloe to be a healthy person and between 
twenty five & forty five years of age. We do therefore hereby certify that the said Cloe is 
a proper person to be made free and emancipated according to the Statute Law. 
                                                                                   Greenwich   September 26th, 1795
                                                                                   John Mackay
                                                                                                          Justice of peace   
                                                                                   Jabez Fitch

Rec'd to record September ye 26th AD 1795
And recorded by me Jabez Fitch  Town Clerk.

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