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Yeardley, Sarah [Quaker Manumission]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09071 Author/Creator: Yeardley, Sarah Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: 28 January 1777 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: "I Sarah Yeardley Widow of the township of Lower Makefield in Bucks County & Province of Pennsylvania do hereby set free from bondage, my Negroe Man Named Daniel Cuffy aged about fifty five years..." Partially printed with manuscript accomplishment.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Quakers, Women's History, Slavery, Manumission

Sub Era: The War for Independence