by Lisa Y. Henderson

21 Dec 1784.  Petition of James Sampson and Richard Clinton, executors for John Sampson deceased, praying negro wench Moll and mulatto wench Hannah to be manumitted and set free agreeable to all; read in, convened with and ordered to be filed.

15 Aug 1786.  Ordered that Miles Hammonds a mulatto orphan boy about 14 to be bound to Jonathan Fryer until 21, to learn the art and mystery of a saddler and shoemaker and to read and write and cypher as far as the rule of 3

16 Aug 1786.  Ordered that mulatto boy George, son of Clarinda, property of James Spiller, be set free and emancipated for sufficient reasons shown to the Court, to be bound til 21 to Spiller

Minutes, Sampson County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions