Mar 24, 2022 - Sale 2598

Sale 2598 - Lot 33

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(SLAVERY & ABOLITION.) Deed of manumission for a Kentucky man named Peter. Manuscript document signed by Percival Butler as county clerk, William O. Butler as witness, and others. One page, 12 1/2 x 8 inches, with docketing on verso; loss at intersection of folds. Gallatin County, KY, 10 July 1820

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The heirs of Henry Stafford hereby "have this day emancipated and set free . . . from all future service upon us . . . a certain Negro man by the name of Peter." The document is signed by two of the heirs, William McDowell and Patrick Dixon. The county clerk Percival Butler (1760-1821) had been an officer in the Revolution at Valley Forge and Yorktown, and had been adjutant-general of the Kentucky Militia. His son William O. Butler (1791-1880) who signed as witness, later served as Major General during the Mexican War. About the emancipated man Peter, we know no more.