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 Cuff by Ebenezer Hubby (Hobby) (1799)

by Ebenezer Hubby
Volume 14, Page 431
Signed: November 27, 1799
Recorded: November 27, 1799

State of Connecticut Fairfield County ss In Greenwich Whereas
application has been made to us the Subscribers Justices of the peace in said Fair-
field County by Ebenezer Hubby of said Greenwich expressing his wish to 
emancipate and make free his negro man Cuff. And agreeably to the Statute 
Law of this State entitled "An Act in addition to and alteration of an act
concerning Indian, Mulatto and negro servants, and slaves." We have
enquired, examined and find the said Cuff to be a healthy person, and between 
twenty five and forty five years of age; Also have personally examined said 
Cuff who appears desirous to be made free according to said Sta-
tute Law. Given under our hands and test of Office the 27th day of November
Anno Domini 1799.                                         Jabez Fitch         Justice of peace
                                                                         Ebenzr Mead      Justice of peace                                                                                                      

Know all men by these presents that on viewing the above 
certificate I the Subscribers Ebenzer Hubby of Greenwich  Do hereby give, 
grant, bargain, emancipate, make free and set at Liberty my negro man 
slave called Cuff free and clear from me my heirs, executors and adminr
and from every other person claiming from by or under me or them and that
he is a slave to no person. And from the date hereof said Cuff is permitted
to go for himself and transact business his own business according to the Statute Law
above mentioned. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and seal the 27th day of November Anno Domini 1799.
Signed, sealed and delivered                                        Ebenezer Hubby  L.S.
In presence of                                                            
Jabez Fitch                                           Rec'd to record November ye 27th AD 1799
Ebenezer Mead                                    and recorded by me Jabez Fitch  Register. 

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