Two-page deed of manumission by Eliabeth Malery of Hanover County, Virginia, for her slaves George, David, John, and Mary. Witnessed by William Lambull, Henry H. Mallory, and Higgason King. Transcribed and sealed by court clerk William Pollard.
Birth certificate of Benjamin, born May 15, 1801, to a 'Negro Woman Slave named Mary' belonging to New York City merchant James VanZandt. In final sentence, the word 'abandon' has been crossed out and replaced with 'retain,' so that it instead reads, 'which child I retain according to law.'