GLC03943: Philip Livingston [Witnessing 200 pound bond for manumission of slave], 1757/05/04.: Page #1
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City of New York. Memorandum that on the fourth day of May in the Thirtieth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c at a General Quarter Sessions of the Peace of our Said Lord the King for the City and County of New york Held before John Cruger Esq. mayor Simon Johnson Esq. [Recorder], Francis Filkin, Philip Livingston, Leonard Lespinard and William Coventry Esq. alderman & Justice of the Peace for the City and County of New York...... Personally came John John Vanduersen of this city of Newyork Cordwainer and Peter Burger of the Same City cooper and Acknowledged themselves [Inserted:indebted] unto our Sovereign Lord the King his Heirs and successors in the Sum of Two Hundred pounds current money of the Colony of New York to be Levied of their Respective goods & chattels Lands & tenements for the use of our Said Lord the King his Heirs & Successor if Default Shall be made in the Condition underwritten.
The Condition of this Recognizance is Such That whereas Eve [strikeout] Scurlock Late of the City of New York Victualer & Tavern Keeper Widow Deceased by & of her Last will & Testament made & Published in writing under bond & Seal Dated in November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty among other Gifts & Requests in the Same will mentioned did manumit set at Liberty and made free a woman slave called Ann who in the lifetime of the said Testatrix and at the time of her Death was her proper slave is by the said Rected will remaining of record Duly assesed in the prerogative Office of the province of New York and whereas by an act of his Exellency the governor the Council and the General Assembly of this province Entitled an Act for the more Effectual preventing and punishing the Conspiracy and insurection of a Negro and other slaves for the Better regulating them and for the expreling the acts therein mentioned relating thereto passed the Twenty Ninth day of October, Seventeen Hundred & Thirty it was thereby Enacted among other matters and things thereby Enacted that if any master or Mistress should Manumit or Let at Liberty any Negro Indian or Mulatto Slave & such Master or Mistress so manumitting or seting at Liberty or any other Sufficient person for or on behalf of such Negro Indian or Mulatto Slave should Enter into Bond unto his Majesty his heirs & Successors with two surities in the Sum of not less than two Hundred pounds at the General Sessions of the Peace for the County where such Negro