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    General Anthony Wayne's Son Isaac Indenture and Associated Slave Manumission. This lot consists of a handwritten slave manumission, one and a quarter pages, 8" x 13", dated December 10, 1811, Newcastle County, Delaware, in very good condition. It reads in part "Isaac Stridham 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 bears the seal of the county of Newcastle and the signatures of Stridham, Shields, and a witness. Accompanying the manumission is the associated indenture document, two pages, 8" x 13", dated December 10, 1811, Newcastle County, Delaware, 3.5" tear in the fold which doesn't affect text, else very good. Interestingly, the word "servant" has been marked out in two instances in the indenture and the word "apprentice" substituted. The phrase "learn the Trade and mastery of housewifery" was also inserted after the fact. Pennsylvania had emancipated slaves in 1780, so Hetty was legally considered to be an Indentured Servant to Wayne. The document is signed by all the principle parties, and Hetty has made her "x". Isaac Wayne was the only son of "Mad" Anthony Wayne.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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