Ann Brooks v. William D. Nutt. Deed of Manumission (Exhibit)


Know all men by these presents that I James M Stuart, for [illegible] good causes and considerations [illegible] thereto moving have set free and emancipated & by these presents set free and emancipate Ann Brooks, daughter of Clara formerly my Slave, & by me sold to O. P. Finley for a term of seven years and also the child of the said Ann Brooks called Ann Ophelia as witness my hand & seal this 3rd day of June 1833.

Jas. M Stewart (seal)

T.W. Hewitt s
E. Mason s


At an United States Circuit Court of the District of Columbia Continued and held for the County of Alexandria the third day of June 1833. This deed of emancipation from James M Stuart to negroes Ann Brooks, & her child Ann Ophelia, was proved by the oaths of Thomas W. Hewitt & E. Mason, to be the act and deed of the said Stuart, & ordered to be recorded

Edm: J Lee


+ 14th day

J. M. Stewart
Ann Brooks & child


May Term 1833

Recorded Liber U No 2 folio 292