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 Sib by Amos Mead (1798)

by Amos Mead
Volume 14, Page 368
Signed: May 17, 1798
Recorded: May 17, 1798

Fairfield County ss  
These certify that we the Subscribing Au-
thority Justices of the peace in and for said County having examin-
ed Sib a negro woman belonging to and a Slave of Amos Mead
of Greenwich Do find that the said negro woman is about thirty
five years old is in a common state of health and desir-
ous to be made free we thereupon do adjudge her to be a proper
person to be emancipated  Dated at Greenwich the 17th day
of May 1798.                                                  John Mackay
                                                                        Benjamin Mead    Justices of

In Greenwich on the above date these certify that I do 
emancipate and make free the above named Sib as
witness my hand.                                               Amos Mead

Rec'd to record May ye 17th AD 1798
and recorded by me Jabez Fitch Register.

Photocopy of the Emancipation of Sib by Amos Mead.

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