The manumission of Dick and his wife Sally.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
State of North Carolina, Chatham County } I William Brantley of the State of North Carolina and County aforesaid, owner & possessor of a Negro man Dick and Saley his Wife for and consideration of his meritorious services and the further consideration of two hundred dollars to me in hand paid by the said Dick, the receipt whereof I hereby acknowledge, I do for myself my heirs Executors & administrators Manumit set free, and forever Quit claim to the said negro man Dick and Saley his Wife and I do hereby recommend them to the honorable General Assembly for their manumission legaly. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 13 day of October in the Year of our Lord 1800. /s/ William Brantley
Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of William Guthrie, Thomas Harrington, Blake Brantley