Mar 24, 2022 - Sale 2598

Sale 2598 - Lot 32

Price Realized: $ 1,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(SLAVERY & ABOLITION.) Deed of emancipation for a Connecticut woman named Pegge. Manuscript document signed twice by Jonathan Fowler and by two justices of the peace. 2 pages, 12 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, plus defective integral blank with docketing; worn and stained, full separations at folds. Guilford, CT, 16 December 1808

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"Jonathan Fowler . . . shews that he is the owner of a certain Negro slave called Pegge and of the age of 25 years, and that he is disposed to emancipate & make free his s'd slave." Two justices of the peace add that "on such enquiry & examination do find that the said slave is in good health, and is not of greater age than forty five years, or less age than twenty five years . . . . [and] bin convinced by actual examination of said slave that she is desirous to be made free." Fowler concludes that he does "by this letter of emancipation emancipate & make free my Negro slave named Pegga . . . & acknowledge that the said Pegga is to all intents free."