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free from slavery or servitude

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Cabaniss was a prominent southern attorney who served as executor for the estate of the wealthy Samuel Townsend, who sought to manumit and leave property to some of his slaves, many of whom were his children.
It is permitted to enslave someone after a battle, but it is meritorious to manumit a slave.
A letter from the wary Crown, dated 1683, requested information about the Catholic lay brotherhood of Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe dos Homens Pardos (Mulattos of the Our Lady of Guadalupe), based in Olinda, which collected donations to manumit all mulatto men and women who "could not bear their enslavement" because their fathers were veterans who had fought against the Dutch.
Robert did not manumit his daughter as his father had manumitted him.
When Adams offered parishioners his own consolation for the moment when "death shall manumit and set free our soules from the prison of the body," he described the separation as an unambiguous good (1619, 5).
Those plans fit as well with the momentous step that he finally took when he drafted his will in 1797: to manumit all the slaves who were his own property upon his widow's death.
New York merchants worried about relations with the South raised $5000 to indemnify the Lemmons who agreed to manumit the eight blacks.
His trail goes somewhat cold for the next few years, but at one point he apparently attempted to defraud the abolitionist Lewis Tappan by accepting financial inducement to manumit his slaves.
(42) In the 1920s, with such foreign influence having subsided, Britain was able to become more proactive, and on occasion the Royal Navy shelled the forts of rulers who refused to manumit slaves.
The cynicism of these commentators with respect to white cinematic production leads logically to the call for black-produced cinema that would exploit film's "radical potential to manumit the black image from the shackles of blackface minstrelsy" (54).
(3.) The word "manumit" is from the Latin manus (hand) + mittere (to let go), and means "to release from slavery." (Webster's 3d).
A major reason he did so, the author suspects, was the decision of Martha not to manumit her own half-sister, the mulatto Ann Dandridge, when the Washington and Custis families were united in marriage in 1759.
As followers of Swedenborg, Harrison's family were among the first Virginians to manumit their slaves, and yet, they hired replacement slaves to work as servants.
Stable Micro Systems discontinued the sales of its Manumit Powder Rheometer due to patent conflicts with Freeman Technology..SciQuest acquired software maker Textco ...