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.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Emancipation of Titus by Samuel Pine (1801)

by Samuel Pine
Volume 15, Page 323-324
Signed: September 19, 1801
Recorded: September 19, 1801

State of Connecticut Fairfield County ss  In Greenwich  This may 
certify that application has been made to us the subscribing Authority Jus-
tices of the peace in and for Fairfield County by Samuel Pine of said Greenwich 
expressing his desire to emancipate his negro man Titus. And according 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 enquir-
ed, examined and find the said Titus to be a healthy person and between the 
age of twenty five and forty five years And have personally examined the 
said Titus who wishes to be made free and emancipated as aforesaid. We therefore 
hereby certify that the said Titus is a proper person to be made free and emanci-
pated agreeable to said Statute Law.           Given under our hands and test of office
the 19th day of September 1801.                              Jabez Fitch           Justice of peace
                                                                                  Ebenezer Mead    Justice of peace

Know all men by these presents that on receiving the above certi-
ficate I the Subscriber Samuel Pine of Greenwich in Fairfield County and State 
of Connecticut do give, grant, emancipate and make free and set at liberty the 
said negro man Titus free and clear from me, my heirs and every other 
person or persons claiming him from or under me or them and from them & 
from the date hereof he the said Titus is permitted to go for himself and 
be a slave to no person and to transact his own business. In witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 19th day of September 1801. 
In presence of                                                              Samuel Pine  L.S.
Jabez Fitch
Ebenezer Mead
Rec'd to record September ye 19th AD 1801 
and recorded by me  Jabez Fitch  Register

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