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.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Emancipation of Morris by Amos Mead and Richard Mead (1802)

by Amos Mead and Richard Mead
Volume 15, Page 392
Signed: November 23, 1802
Recorded: November 23, 1802     
State of Connecticut Fairfield County ss In Greenwich 
This may certify that application has been made to us the Subscribing Justices 
of the peace in and for Fairfield County by Amos Mead Esquire and
Richard Mead of said Greenwich expressing their desire to emancipate their negro 
man Morris, and according to to the Statute Law of this State entitled an Act 
in addition to and alteration of an act concerning Indian, Mollato and negro 
servants and slaves. We have enquired, examined and find the said Morris to 
be a healthy person and between the age of twenty five and forty five years of age and 
have personally examined the said Morris who wishes to be made free and
emancipated agreeably to said Statute Law. Given under Our hands and 
test of office the 23d day of November 1802.     Jabez Mead
                                                                                                of peace
                                                                             Gilbert Close
Know all men by these presents that on receiving the above certifi-
cate We the Subscribers Amos Mead and Richard Mead of Greenwich 
in Fairfield County and State of Connecticut  Do give, grant, emancipate 
and make free and set at liberty our said negro man Morris from
and after the date hereof free and clear from us and our heirs and every  
other person or persons claiming him for or under us or them and from &
after the date hereof he the said Morris is permitted to go for himself and 
be a slave to no person and to transact his own business. In witness whereof 
we have hereunto set my hands and seals the 23d day of November 1802
Jabez Fitch                                                                    Amos Mead    L.S.
Gilbert Close                                                                 Richard Mead  L.S.                                  

Rec'd to record November ye 13, AD 1802
and recorded by me Jabez Fitch  Register

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