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free from slavery or servitude

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Manumitting his former slaves cost Joseph Clemetson's estate just over a million dollars.
Although manumitting slaves was a current practice in Brazil, only a high mortality rate can account for these numbers.
Catherine of Austria, wife of the Portuguese king Joao III, who on average numbered some twenty-five black African and Amerindian slaves among her royal household, gave evidence of her particular concern for the welfare of her female maidservants in manumitting her three black laundresses Margarida da Silva, Clemencia da Santa Maria, and Catarina da Cruz, in 1554.
Tannenbaum established, however, that British and American slavery systems strongly discouraged manumitting slaves.