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This is a legal document created by Caleb O. Halsed. It was an agreement to Manumit an Enslaved Woman named Jude, after ten years of service. It stated that the contract was not binding "unless the servant woman faithfully fulfills" her part. It was signed by Silvanus Peirson on June 2, 1817. This document is missing the section with Halsted's signature. The Bill of Sale between Halsed and Samuel Downer for Jude was created the same day.
Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 4
Halsted, Caleb O.. Agreement of Caleb O. Halsted to Manumit Jude, May 19, 1817. Manuscript. From Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University, Liberty Hall Collection 1810s. https://digitalcommons.kean.edu/lhc_1810s/133
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