Freedom Papers

Nancy Rollings


Nancy Rollings buys her freedom from slavery for $500.

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Free & Freedom papers
William H. Mott To Nancy Rollings

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania SS.          
City of Pittsburgh

Know all men by these presents that I William H. Mott of the County of Montgomery in the State of Allabama for & in Consideration of the Sum of Five hundred Dollars to me in hand paid by Nancy Rollings the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledged that I have Manumitted and hereby do Manumit and set free from Slavery my Negro Girl Nancy Rolinger aged 44 years said Nancy is about Five feet Five inches and Blind of her right Eye and very heavy Built and do hereby give grant and release unto the said Nancy Rollings all my right title and claim of in and to the Estate and property which she may hereafter acquire or obtain In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Eleventh day of July A D 1857.

W. H. Mott (Seal)

Recorded July 11th 1857.