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Lot 519

1777 Quaker Manumission of a Mulatta Woman. Partly-printed slave manumission signed by John Brown of Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania "this Twenty seventh day of the First month," 1777, 1 pg. oblong octavo. Brown promises to "set free from bondage, my Mulatta Woman named Savina Long aged about Thirty four years." Witnessed by James Moon and Thomas Stapler. John Brown signed boldly and his red wax seal is present. Docketed as being "Recorded in quarterly Meeting Book page 10th," which denotes this document as a Quaker document, as does the date. The Quakers were the first religious group to declare en masse that slavery was wrong and to require that their members free their slaves. Benjamin Franklin was so affected by the Quakers' committment tht he formed one of the first Abolitionist Societies in Philadelphia. Fine.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.

Realized $1,725

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