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Manumission of Samuel Lane by slaveholder Andrew Kirkpatrick

Middlesex County Clerk
1818-08-21

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Slaveholder Andrew Kirkpatrick manumitted a man named Samuel Lane on August 21, 1818. Samuel Lane was between 21 and 40 years old, but his exact age was not recorded by the county officials. The Middlesex County Book of Manumissions and…

Manumission of Miller by slaveholder Abraham S. Neilson of the firm of James H. Neilson, original certificate


1822-05-18

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This item is the original certificate of manumission for Miller issued on May 18, 1822. The certificate states that Miller was brought before the county officials by Abraham S. Neilson of the firm of James H. Neilson. The certificate does not clarify…

Manumission of Phillis by slaveholder John Neilson, original certificate

North Brunswick (N.J.). Overseer of the Poor
1822-01-16

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Slaveholder John Neilson manumitted Phillis on January 16, 1822. This item is the original certificate of manumission signed by the Overseer of the Poor of the Township of North Brunswick (Abraham Van Arsdalen) and two Justices of the Peace for…

Manumission of Ambo by slaveholder John Neilson, original certificate

North Brunswick (N.J.). Overseer of the Poor
1822-01-16

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Slaveholder John Neilson manumitted Ambo on January 16, 1822. This item is the original certificate of manumission signed by the Overseer of the Poor of the Township of North Brunswick (Abraham Van Arsdalen) and two Justices of the Peace for…

Receipt to James Neilson for the purchase of Elizabeth

Van Arsdalen, Abraham
1815-01-23

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Receipt issued to James Neilson (1784-1862) for a purchase of an enslaved woman named Elizabeth.

Elizabeth was previously enslaved by John Powers. The receipt indicates that Elizabeth was sold because John Powers was in debt to Staats Van Deursen…