for the Estate of Lucy Heusted
Volume 14, Page 293-294
Signed: August 6, 1796
Recorded: August 6, 1796
State of Connecticut Fairfield County ss In Greenwich These may cer-
tify that application has been made to us the Subscribers Justices of the
peace in and for Fairfield County by Joshua Purdy of Rye in West-
chester County and State of New York and Israel Peck of said Greenwich
as executors to the last will and testament of the widow Lucy Heusted late
of said Greenwich dec'd expressing their desire (agreeable to the will of
said dec'd to emancipate and make free the negro man slave called
Quam of the estate of said dec'd and according to the Statute Law of
this State in such case made and provided we had enquired, examined
and find the said Quam to be a healthy person and between
twenty five and forty five years of age and have examined it said Quam
who appears desirous to be made free as aforesaid. We therefore hereby
certify that the said Quam is a proper person to be emancipated and
made free according to said Statute Law. Given under our hands in said Green-
wich the 6th day of August 1796.
Jabez Fitch Justices of
Know all men by these presents that on receiving of the above certificate
by the direction of the Will of the said the sea Heusted we the Subscrib-
ers Joshua Purdy of Rye in Westchester County and State of New York and
Israel Peck of Greenwich in Fairfield County & State of Connecticut as executors of the last will
Will of said Dec'd Lucy Heusted Do hereby give, grant, emancipate, make free
and set at Liberty the said negro slave called Quam free and clear from
us as executors to said will and from any demand of any other person and
that from the date hereof said Quam is permitted to go for himself and
is to be a slave to no person but is to transact business for himself which we
give said Quam agreeably to the direction of the will of said dec'd as
aforesaid as witnesses our hands and seals the 6th day of August AD 1796.
In presence of Joshua Purdy L.S.
Amos Mead Israel Peck L.S.
Rec'd to record August 6th AD 1796
and recorded by me Jabez Fitch Town Clerk.
Recorded to record August 6th AD 1796
and recorded by me Jabez Fitch Town Clerk