Title: Manumission (freeing) of Ana Kingsley, by her master (and husband)
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Title: Manumission (freeing) of Ana Kingsley, by her master (and husband)
Series Title: Spanish Colonial St. Augustine.
Physical Description: Book
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Florida   ( lcsh )
Colonies -- Spain -- America
Temporal Coverage: Spanish Colonial Period ( 1594 - 1920 )
Colonial Period ( 1594 - 1920 )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns County -- Saint Augustine -- Historic city
North America -- United States of America -- Florida
Funding: Funded by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council
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Source Institution: University of Florida
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Manumission (Freeing) of Ana Kingsley,
by her master (and husband)

Manumission Agreement for Ana Kingsley, slave and wife ofZephaniah Kingsley

In the name of Almighty God, let it be known that I, Don Zephaniah Kingsley, a
settler residing on the St. Johns River of this province, state: That I have
possession of a slave named Ana, eighteen years old, that I purchased direct from
Africa at an auction in the port of Havana, and with the permission of the
governor brought here; and since then she has given birth to three mulatto
children named Jorge, aged three years and nine months, Marta, twenty months,
and Maria, one month; and conscious of the good qualities of this bonded slave,
the attention and loyalty with which she has served me, and for other reasons, I
hereby graciously give her her liberty, and without conditions, the same to the
aforesaid three children. For which, and to carry out which, I authorize before
those present that I free the said slave Ana and the three children, from all
subjugation, captivity, and servitude, and I set aside all rights of ownership,
possession, obligation, and other rights private and public that I had over these
four slaves, and that I cede, renounce, and transfer rights to them, so that from
this day forth they may engage in trade, in contract, in buying and selling, in
legal judgments, and may authorize in writing wills, powers of attorney, codicils,
and do all the other things that free people can do, by their own will, without the
permission of anyone ...
In testimony of which on this date in the city of St. Augustine of La
Florida, the 4th of March, 1811, I, the public notary, pledge faith, and I sign with
the witnesses, Don Juan de Entralgo, Don Bartolome de Casto y Ferrer, and Don
Bernardo Segui, present.

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