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    1811 General Anthony Wayne's Son Isaac Buys a Slave A slave manumission, handwritten and dated December 10, 1811, Newcastle County, Delaware, one page- both sides, 8" x 13". Reads in part "Isaac Stidham Junior & Ann Shields of Newcastle... for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred & fifty Dollars... paid by Isaac Wayne of Chester County... Pennsylvania have this day Manumitted, liberated & set free our Negro girl named Hetty, aged Fifteen years this day, on condition that she... shall become bound by Indenture to serve the said Isaac Wayne... for the Term of thirteen years...." The document is signed by Stidham, Shields, and a witness. Isaac Wayne was the only son of General "Mad Anthony" Wayne. Pennsylvania had emancipated slaves in 1780, so Hetty was legally considered to be an Indentured Servant to Wayne for a period of 13 years (until age 28). Most Quakers released their servants early. Provenance: the Ridgway - Wayne estate.

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